The Ministry of Health (MOH) is expected to establish a foundation in honor of the late health worker, Salome Karwah. The late Miss. Karwah survived the Ebola crisis in Liberia, but died from child birth complication on February 21, 2017, at age 28, just four days after giving birth.
Disclosing this at a News Conference on Monday at the Health Ministry in Congo Town, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, says
the mission of the Foundation is to provide for children that lost their parents from Ebola and those who also lost their mothers, while giving them birth.
He says that as a true manifestation of government’s commitment to establishing the foundation, a legal framework will begin immediately. “What is important here is we lost an energetic female, who had a desire to become a nurse in order to save the lives of others”, Dr. Kateh adds.
According to him, the deceased experience as Victim of Ebola, recuperation and willingness to save others was commendations placing her on the Time Magazine.
The Chief Medical Officer says although her death occurred seven months ago, an immediate investigation was requested by the Ministry through his efforts, Liberian Dental Association which was fulfilled as requested.
“Let me indicate that the Ministry of Health has instituted as a Standard Operating Procedure to immediately carry on a death audit whenever a woman dies while giving birth hence, this was done by the Montserrado County Health Team.”
Expressing his deepest condolence to the late Salome Karwah family, on behalf of the Health Ministry, Dr. Kateh, calls on all local and international humanitarian or philanthropies organizations and individuals to immediately assist the surviving kids of the late Salome Karwah