Liberia: Guss Group of Companies, Pharma Plus Donate Over US$200,000 Medical Supplies, Equipment To Ministry Of Health
Monrovia – The Guss Group of Company (GCC) and Pharma Plus – Liberia Limited have donated a consignment of medical supplies and equipment worth over US$200,000 to the people of Liberia through the Ministry of Health.
The medical materials include Caremol, Co-Trimoxazole tablets, Aminophylline, Ampicillin-Injection, Amoxicillin-Capsules Erythromycin stearate for oral Suspension, multivitamin and some equipment, among others.
At the presentation ceremony held at the Ministry of Health in Congo Town, Dr. Daye Tall, Head of the delegation, said the donation of the drugs is to buttress government’s efforts in its strive to provide quality healthcare to the citizens.
GCC and the Pharma Plus are a conglomeration of non-governmental and non-for-profit African health organizations under the banner Agency International for the Promotion of Pharmaceuticals (AIPP).
Dr. Tall added the donation came as the result of a meeting with President George Manneh Weah back in 2018.
“We are giving to the population of Liberia in the name of Pharma Plus/AIPP these essential drugs as our way of helping the Government provide quality health services to the people,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Dr. Welheminah Jallah, who was joined by her Deputies including Madam Norwood Howard, Deputy Minister for Administration and Dr. Francis Kateh, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, thanked the groups for the donation.
She promised that those assorted medical supplies will be used for the intended purpose.
“We want to express that these drugs are going to help to fill the gap that we have in our next distribution. So, we want to say thank you for taking your busy schedule to come to Liberia. I want to guarantee you that these drugs will be used for the intended purpose, and for the benefit of all Liberians.”
According to Dr. Jallah, the donation came at the time where the health sector is seriously in need of such intervention, and assured the head of the group that the supplies with be distributed to various clinics and hospitals during the ministry’s next round of delivery.
Prior the arrival of the consignment, the Chief Executive Officer of GCC, Augustine Weah, cousin of President George Weah, pledged to encourage Pharma Plus International to make Liberia as one of its hubs to create jobs for young pharmacists and boost the health sector.
“My friends and I will be coming to Liberia for this great donation program in February 2020 and this will not be the first or the last time. The second phase of this donation will be via sea, and I want to use this release to say thanks to my Country, the United States of America and my fellow patriots for the indubitable support and I’ll continue to be grateful, during our press conference why in Liberia other important disclosure will be made that will benefit the people of Liberia,” he added.
The medical supplies, Mr. Weah said, were made possible because of the partnership between GGC and Pharma Plus -International that operates in over 20 countries including Liberia and other parts of Africa, Europe, North America and Asia.
He paid homage to Pharma Plus Foundation for the purchase and transportation of the items and said the donation will significantly improve health care for mothers and young children.
He also thanked the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah and her team at the ministry for their assistance in making the project a reality, adding, “This donation of medical materials will enable local health workers to improve the provision of quality health services in Liberia.”
He continues: “We believe that health is everything and this is our way of helping the people of Liberia. As we say in Liberia promise is a debt. So, Guss Group of Companies and Pharma Plus Liberia Limited have decided to help. They have done similar humanitarian gestures in other countries.”