The Federation of Liberian Mandingoes in the United States of America (FELMUSA) has brought into the country over US$700,000 worth of medical items to be distributed to hospitals across the country.
The medical items were brought into the country to help alleviate some of the impediments that many Liberian medical institutions are faced with.An advanced team from the US arrived in the country ahead of the medical relief items and held discussions with several government officials in preparation of the official launching on May 21, 2011, where a high delegation of government officials are expected to attend the occasion.
The advanced team headed by Mohammed Kromah, FELMUSA’s Vice President for Administration, Ali Sylla, local logistical coordinator, Amara Kenneth, scholarship coordinator and Dr. Edward Guizzie met with Vice President Joseph Boakai to discuss what the group has done in the country and what have been planned to be done in the future.
FELMUSA has been assisting the country in ensuring its developmental agenda with many donations especially with the recent shipping to Liberia of a 40-ft container of donations of medications, medical supplies, books, clothes and shoes worth over $700,000.00.
The group has also planned to execute a very successful fund-raising dinner which will bring together dignitaries and people of diverse backgrounds, and actualize a total of US$7,000.00 in cash, checks, pledged contributions recruited, free of charge, medical doctors, medical practitioners, and individuals to volunteer with the FELMAUSA Medical Mission to Liberia on the day of the dinner that is also expected on May 18 – 28, 2011.
Many medical personnel have volunteered their time to come to Liberia in trying to help FELMUSA medical mission become successful. Those who have vowed to make themselves available are Dr. Thomas Baah, Ophthalmologist (eye surgeon), Dr. Nettie Johnson (General Practitioner), Dr. Edward Guizzie – Chief Ophthalmologist of Liberia, Dr. Mohamed Swaray – OBGYN/Surgeon, amongst others.