LIONS Club Donates To Two
The Lions Clubs International through District 403A2 (the “Club”) has donated a 20-foot container of assorted materials and equipment to the Government and people of Liberia in their fight against the Ebola virus.
The donation is in fulfillment of District Governor, Diamilatou S. AKA-Anghui’s pledge to the President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on August 20, 2014 to assist the Government and people of Liberia in the fight against the Ebola virus.
The container arrived on November 15, 2014 and the second container with an ambulance is expected by the end of November, 2014.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, the Club has identified two Ebola centers that are in desperate need; namely the James N. Davies Memorial Hospital located in Nezoe, Paynesville, Montserrado County and the St. Timothy Government Hospital in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County.
The presentation of these materials and equipment was made to the representatives of these Health centers at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Congo Town last Thursday, November 20, 2014.
The donation includes 19 medical electrical beds, 1 big size examination table, 160,000 hygienic gloves, 35,000 hoods, 38,880 antiseptic glasses, clothing and other medical supplies.
Speaking at the donation ceremony, the Ambassador of France, Joel Godeau said by extending its support to those working to contain the Ebola outbreak and to restart essential health care services in the Community Health Centers, the MEDICO LIONS CLUB OF FRANCE brings its contribution to the rehabilitation of the Liberian Health system and to the assistance of people who are collateral victims of Ebola due to the collapsing of many care centers.
Ambassador Godeau said the medical equipment which was presented last Thursday will be distributed to two hospitals, one located in Paynesville and the other in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County. He said the items were transported from France to Liberia in the first container which will be followed by two others which would include an ambulance and other medical supplies.
“Let me seize this opportunity to congratulate the members of the Liberian Lions Club, its Chairman in particular and the well-mobilized members of the French Lions Club,” Ambassador Godeau said.
Also speaking at the occasion, Cllr. Dickson N. Doe, Zone Chairman of Zone 343 said the Lions Club is a service oriented organization
He said since the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the Club has been actively involved in helping the people of Liberia fight the virus. He disclosed that on August 6, 2014, the Lions Clubs of Liberia visited the Christian Association of the Blind, United Association of the Blind, ELWA Hospital, Old Folks Home, School of the Deaf and Dumb and School of the Blind to distribute an assortment of sanitation items.
“On September 27, 2014, the Lions travelled to Buchanan, Grand Bassa County to identify with the Government Hospital and the local chapter of the Christian Association of the Blind and donated food stuffs, clothing and sanitation items,” Lion Doe said.
He also noted that on October 03, 2014, the Lions visited the John F. Kennedy Ebola Center, the United Association of the Blind and the ELWA Ebola Center and distributed similar items.