Liberia: Solidaridad Donates Assorted Materials To CB Dunbar Maternity Hospital
Gbarnga, Bong County – As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Solidaridad – Liberia on Friday donated an assorted items including clothing and sanitary materials to the C.B. Dunbar Maternity Hospital in Gbarnga, Bong County.
The items include baby diapers, toys, clothes, beddings, and sanitary materials including soap, tissue and sanitizers among others.
Solidaridad’s acting Country Manager, J. Cyrus Saygbe stated the gesture was part of the network’s corporate social responsibility to the community.
Prior to the donation, the delegation, led by the Hospital’s administration conducted a guided tour of the hospital and spoke with patients including baby mothers and children.
C. B. Dunbar is Liberia’s only maternity hospital in Central Liberia. Huge number of patients, predominantly pregnant women, baby mothers and children flock the facility for medical treatment.
Like most of the health centers across the country, C. B. Dunbar is in need of support for effective healthcare delivery.
Mr. Saygbe said he was touched by their ordeals and hope the items will bring some relief to them.
“I was touched when I walked listening to the young mothers and the ordeal they go through. It is not easy to be a mothers. Imagine some of them have to cut their lappers to put on their babies because they have no other means,” he said.
Meanwhile, the hospital’s administration led by its Medical Director, Dr. Kour Elma Geah lauded Solidaridad for the donation. Dr. Geah said the hospital, which is the only maternity center in Central Liberia is always need of support owing to the in flock of patients seeking maternal care.
“We are extremely grateful for your timely intervention. We have huge patient intake here, and we promise to use these materials, especially the sanitary items for the right purpose” she pledged.
Also speaking, the Coordinator of the National Oil Palm Platform of Liberia, Galah Toto, who also formed part of the delegation thanked Solidaridad for the gesture and its immense support to the cocoa and palm oil sectors.
The Solidaridad Network is an international civil society organization founded in 1969 in the Netherlands. The organization’s main objective is facilitating the development of socially responsible, ecologically sound and profitable supply chains. It operates through nine regional expertise centers in over 50 countries.
In West Africa, it operates in the cocoa and palm oil sectors in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
In Liberia, Solidaridad operates in the five counties including Bomi, Bong, Grand Bassa, Lofa and Nimba.
Mr. Saygbe revealed by next year the organization is expected to include aqua culture to its activities.
“For us we believe that Agriculture and health work hand in hand. If the farmers are healthy they will grow more food. Next year we hope to be getting into the Aqua Culture sector. And that is an area that we will push more for nutritious purpose,” he added.
Meanwhile, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration, Solidaridad Liberia has embarked on series of activities including field trips to farmers, donations and recreation.