By Jefferson D. Tweh
In an effort to combat the deadly Ebola virus in the country, Plan Liberia has demonstrated its commitment and donated 3 vehicles, 50 pieces of mattresses, 188 buckets with faucets ,35 cartons of clorax,188 hand sanitizers for community and health centers 188 bottles of chlora,1,440 gallons of fuel, 240 bottles of 1.5liter of clorax, 19 buckets of chlorine,855 kg of chlorine and other items to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to help fight the deadly Ebola virus that is claiming the lives of many people in the country.
The Country Director of Plan Liberia, Mr. Oumarou Koala, said the donation was intended to buttress the effort of Government of Liberia in fighting the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
Mr. Koala disclosed that since the Ebola outbreak in the country, Plan Liberia has been working with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and its decentralized entity in Lofa to fight Ebola in Liberia.
“We have done various contributions including awareness on Ebola through community radio in Lofa County, and we donated megaphones, posters, brochures and washing facilities to many schools and health workers and volunteers training in Lofa and some support for communication and logistics in Lofa County. Plan Liberia has extended the Ebola response programs to Bomi and Montserrado in addition to Lofa and carried on some involvement in the fight of the deadly Ebola virus including giving logistics to the social mobilization team,” Kolan stated.
According to him, Plan International as child centered International Organization is committed to support children and their family health and welfare. “We have developed and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health and the MOU guides our interventions in the health domain making sure that our support is always embedded in the national priorities, policies and strategies,” Mr. Koala explained.
Mr. Koala told journalists that items donated to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare were worth US$84,000.”We hope that this support will particularly improve in three counties where the Ebola patients being transferred to the ETU and Ebola dead bodies will be removed for burial, those components being part of critical actions to undertake to break the chain of transmission that contains the Ebola virus.
Meanwhile the Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Mr. Matthew T.K. Flomo, has lauded Plan Liberia for the significant contribution made to the Ministry and that the donation will be used for the intended purpose.