In order to build a resilient health sector in Liberia, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has donated medical supplies to the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, a Monrovia suburb. The donation was made possible through the instrumentality of Liberia’s honorary counsul in Atlanta, Georgia.
The country’s health sector over the years has been very weak, causing any disease or virus to penetrate easily. The deadly Ebola Virus Disease struck in early 2014 and killed over 4,000 Liberians, including Doctors, nurses and health workers.
Making the donation on Tuesday, 16 August at the Redemption Hospital, Vice President Boakai reassured Liberians of government’s resolve to building a resilient health sector. He said health workers across the country have worked tirelessly under very difficult circumstances and he reassured the sector remains one of government’s top priorities.
Ambassador Boakai added that partnering with philanthropists and organizations in rebuilding the health program of the country is also high on the agenda. The Vice President donated assortment of medical supplies to the hospital, which is the only free referral medical facility in the Country serving Montserrado, Gbarpolu, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount counties and surrounding areas.
Authorities at the Redemption Hospital thanked the Vice President for the donation, which importance they said, could not be overemphasized. The also recalled similar donations by the Vice President in recent past, including the nourishing Tuna Fish from the United Kingdom donated by His Church Charities International.
They meanwhile stressed a need for increased budgetary allotment to keep the hospital efficient and effective.
By Ethel A. Tweh-Editing by Jonathan Browne