MONROVIA – A United Kingdom-based non-governmental organization, Life for African Mothers (LFAM), has aided Liberia’s health ministry’s fight against the coronavirus by donating a consignment of medications worth 75,000 British Pounds.
Liberia’s Health Minister, Dr. Wilhemina Jallah, who appeared excited about the donation, expressed her gratitude to the organization and the British government for the gesture to support Liberia in the fight against the global pandemic.
She the arrival of the medications into the country is timely.
She noted: “These medications came the right time, the right place and for the right reasons.”
According to her, the 15 counties and the 14 Military Hospital will benefit from the distribution to be used to treat patients including COVID-19 victims.
Speaking earlier, Life for African Mothers’ Country Director Abdul Fayiah Bah said he is overwhelmed by his organization’s continued contributions to his country.
He applauded the British Government and the international health partners for promptly coming to the aid of Liberians through LFAM.
He promised to encourage his international partners for more donations to the country as to help ease the challenge of inadequate supply of medication at various health centers.
“I am overwhelmed to make my contributions to my country at this critical time; we will work with Dr. Jallah and the MoH family to bring in more supplies to help fight this global crisis. Together, we will defeat it,” he said.
The Cardiff-based organization works to reduce the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth in Sub-Sahara Africa.
LFAM helps to save many lives by providing medications to treat complications during and after pregnancy.
Through its maternal mortality programme in hospitals and health centres across Africa, it dispenses medicines to prevent post-partum haemorrhage.
Life for African Mothers has trained over 400 Liberian midwives and nurses in eight counties in order to avoid death at childbirth.