By Janjay F. Campbell
The United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) over the weekend donated over 5,000 worth of assorted items to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
Speaking at the ceremony held at the National Drug Service, UNFPA-Liberia Assistant Representative, Dr. Philderald Pratt said the assorted items are to be shared with other medical institutions to enable pregnant women get the rightful treatment.
According to him, this will ensure that the health workers are protected and to make sure that they stay on the job and take care of those who are in need. He said pregnant women are finding it difficult to have safe delivery because health workers are staying at home.
Dr. Pratt mentioned that UNFPA will support the Ministry of Health in every way they see fit to contain the Ebola virus and make sure that Liberians and Liberia be free of this virus and hoped that with the assorted items being shared with other medical facilities will encourage health workers to return to work and save lives.
Receiving the assorted items, the Director of Family Health Division at the Ministry of Health, Dr. CuallauJabbeh-Howe thanked UNFPA and said that the donation cannot be overemphasized because it is timely as mothers are dying every day.
She said the items will help medical officers save mothers and contain the deadly Ebola virus and emphasized that the Ebola virus is very deadly and most health workers who do not have protective gears find it difficult to stay on the job.
Dr. Jabbeh-Howe said it is true that pregnant women are dying of safe delivery but with the protective gears, there is hope that they will have safe delivery while at the same time she thanked UNFPA for going beyond and caring for the people and medical officers of Liberia.