Turkish Government Donates US$361,000 Post-Ebola Materials

The Turkish Government, through the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) and the Ministry of Health has presented a cargo of Ebola’s medical equipment and pharmaceutical products to the Liberian government.

The post-Ebola strategy was donated over the weekend at the RIA. The items are valued at US$361,555, 27.

The donated items include Plash Thermometer, Plastic Tap Gurney, sterile injectors, sterile pinpoint, cholera beds, surgical bones, Oarol Oral SUS, Lactatli Ringers, Flotic, Sedoral Bulb, Serum Sets, Hidazol amongst others.

Turkey’s Consul General in Liberia, Mr. Lusinee F. Kamara, Sr., stated that the donation is in fulfillment of Turkey’s commitment to further the effort of Liberia in her post-Ebola strategy amidst the declination of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Mr. Kamara indicated that the People and Government of Turkey will continually be supportive to Liberia in its effort to strength its bilateral relationship.

Liberia’s Chief of Protocol Rufus DioNeufville hailed the gesture of the Turkish saying “a Friend in need is a friend indeed.”

He said the post-Ebola materials are timely owing to the rapid declination of affection of the virus in the country and the fight continuous aggressively until zero new cases is achieved.

The Assistant Health Minister for Administration, John M. Linka expressed his thanks and appreciation on behalf of the Minister and medical practitioners for the medical equipment and medicine, terming it as a “worthy donation.”

For his part the Assistant Minister for International Cooperation and Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dehpue Y. Zuo, said the donation marks a milestone for the growing relationship between Liberia and Turkey.

“We are happy for the anti-Ebola materials, which will be used to save lives and improve the health sector. We believe this will further enhance the bilateral relationship between our nations,” Assistant Minister Zuo said.