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Firestone Liberia welcomes Children’s Surgery International (CSI) back to Liberia for its seventh surgical mission in the country and sixth mission at Firestone.

A release issued in Monrovia says the medical team arrived on Friday, 13 January at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County, and is expected to be in the country for one week.

CSI, along with members of the Firestone Liberia medical team, will perform operations, including facial and urological surgeries, on Liberia’s children completely free of charge. Upon arrival at the Firestone Medical Center in Duside, Lora Stege Koppel, CSI Board Member and Head of Mission expressed happiness to be back inLiberia and at Firestone after a three-year absence due to the Ebola crisis.

Children’s Surgery International is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides free surgical services in a safe and compassionate manner around the world. A primary focus of the 2017 medical mission will be teaching and education for its Liberia health care partners.

Since its first mission to Firestone in 2010, the CSI medical team, in partnership with Firestone, has performed nearly 600 free surgical operations on the children of Liberia and neighboring countries.

The Firestone Medical Center is one of the best referral hospitals in Liberia, and the medical team at Firestone treats about 9,000 patients each month. In addition, Firestone partners with the Ministry of Health and UNICEF to store and administer life-saving vaccines for the people of Liberia.

The Firestone Medical Center also works with the Ministry of Health in the control and prevention of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Firestone employees and their dependents receive free medical care as part of their employment incentives.Press release

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