Plan International Liberia has donated US$84,000 worth of materials, including three cars to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to help in combating the Ebola virus.
Plan International, a child centered organization, donated 188 plastic buckets with faucets, 50 mattresses, 885kgs of chlorine, 35 cartoons of clorax, and 188 Sanitizers.
The three vehicles were presented with 1,440 gallons of fuel (480 gallons per vehicle). Counties to benefit the cars are Bomi, Lofa, and Montserrado, respectively.
Plan International Liberia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding or MOU with the Ministry of Health to guide its intervention in the health sector in making sure the organization’s support is always embedded in the national priorities, policies and strategy.
Plan International Country Director, Oumarou Koala, said since the first outbreak of Ebola in Liberia, his organization has made numerous contributions, including awareness on Ebola through community radio stations in Lofa County, megaphones donation, posters and brochure printing, and hand washing facilities distributed to schools and health workers, among others in Lofa.
Speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Deputy Minister for Administration at the Health Ministry, Matthew Flomo, said the items will be used for their intended purpose. The Deputy Minister whole heartily welcomed the Plan International’s donation to the ministry.