ChildFund, a child focus organization has donated items worth $40,000 and comprise of a new type of ORS, wound-care supplies, hygiene supplies, anti-bacterial soap, surgical gloves and infection prevention pads.
Making the presentation of the items intended to strengthen the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) last Monday at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, ChildFund National Director, Billy Abimbilla stressed the need for a collective effort aimed at defeating the EVD.
Mr. Abimbilla said on behalf of the ChildFund International, it is an honor to donate the assorted medical supplies to the MOHSW as ChildFund’s contribution towards the fight against the Ebola emergency situation in Liberia.
In September 2014, ChildFund International donated similar medical supplies worth another $40,000 that were sent directly to Lofa County Health Team.
Mr. Abimbilla said in addition, ChildFund is carrying out community awareness, and has provided basic household supplies such as rice, oil, hygiene kits, among others to many communities in Lofa County worth over US$ 15,000.00.
He disclosed that ChildFund is collaborating with the Social Welfare branch of the Ministry of Health to establish Interim Care Centers (ICCs) for children, the first of which was opened in Monrovia on Monday.
“As a child-focused organization, ChildFund will continue to work with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to respond to this devastating epidemic as we are expecting another container of medical supplies in the next two weeks for the children and families affected in Liberia,” Mr. Abimbilla said.
The ChildFund Liberia National Director expressed hope that the donation will support and give relief to children and families in Liberia.
In closing, he commended the Government of Liberia (GOL) through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for affording his organization the space and opportunity to give hope to vulnerable families especially children during this period of emergency.
Receiving the items, Mr. Mathew T.K. Flomo, Deputy Health Minister for Administration lauded ChildFund for the donation and noted that the items will be used for the intended purpose.
He praised ChildFund for being concerned about vulnerable families especially children and expressed hope that the collaboration between his ministry and ChildFund would go a long way in bringing relief to the vulnerable.