Liberia: Lebensbrucke Int’l of Germany Donates to National Public Health Institute
Monrovia – A German non-governmental organization, Lebensbrucke International Deutschland (Lifebridge International Germany), has donated an ambulance to the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) to augment its service to the public.
The Mercedes Ambulance with 14500 km capacity is valued at approximately $60,000.00 (Sixty-Thousand United States Dollars).
According to NPHIL, the donation is a result of a discussion held between the head of the organization Madam Petra Windisch de Lates and the Director-General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia Cllr. Tolbert G. Nyenswah when she visited Liberia in March this year.
This initiative was also made possible through the efforts of Mr. Morris Siryon, a Liberian who once worked for the Liberian Embassy in London.
According to the release, the NPHIL’s boss continued to lobby for assistance from international partners and organizations for the smooth operations of the Institute.
NPHIL has an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) that coordinates preparedness and response to disease outbreak.
The EOC has a 24/7 call center, which caters to the 4.5 million population of Liberia, responding and taking calls from pregnant mothers who want to give birth and sick patients.
The new ambulance, the release indicated, is the first out of the fleet of 5 the Institute planned to use.
During an inspection of the ambulance on the compound of NPHIL located in Oldest Congo Town, the Deputy Director General for Technical Services Dr. Mosoka Fallah commended the German organization for the kind gesture.
“This ambulance will help to further boost the response capacity of NPHIL,” Dr. Fallah asserted.