Liberia: Pharmaceuticals Importers and Wholesales Association Donates Over US$10k COVID-19 Preventive Materials To Ministry of Health


Monrovia – The fight against the deadly coronavirus in Liberia got a major boost on Wednesday, April 8 when the Pharmaceuticals importers and Wholesales Association of Liberia (PIWAL) donated a consignment of sanitary and COVID-19 preventive materials worth over US$10,000 to the Ministry of Health.

The items include mineral water, detergents such as soap, bleach/chloride, locally produced hand sanitizers, toilet tissues, buckets with faucets for hand washing purposes and water dispensers, among others.

Making the Presentation on behalf of PIWAL to Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, PIWAL’s Spokesperson, Sam Jhamnani said the donation was the association’s initial contribution towards the fight against the coronavirus in Liberia.

Mr. Jhamnani, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Luck Pharmacy thanked President George Weah and the team including the Ministry of Health, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) and all health workers who are on the frontline and pledged the group’s support in the fight against the virus.

“We are partners in progress. That’s why we have come to say thank you for the effort and we believe together we can do better and defeat this virus,” Jhamnani said.

“This is the just the beginning, and not the ending. Please call us for any assistance. We commit ourselves to stand by the government of Liberia in the fight against COVID-19. But first we call on everyone to follow the preventive measures to stay safe.”

Receiving the items, Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah expressed thanks and appreciation to PIWAL and pledge that the materials donated will be used for the right purpose.

“We want to say thank you for coming forth with this meaningful contribution to help us. We appreciate it because in time like these you know who your friends are. We accept your invitation to join the fight. And we appreciate this organization and all those who are sacrificing to make sure we defeat this enemy,” Dr. Jallah stated.

Speaking further, she pledged the Government’s continued commitment in deploying all efforts to contain the spread of the disease and called on those who are still in denial to see reasons in believing that the virus exists and is deadly.

“We want to encourage all of us to continue this fight. For people who do not believe that this is real, by seeing us dress today with our masks, and the damage this thing is causing should tell you that this coronavirus is more real.”

Meanwhile, PIWAL comprises of more 25 major pharmacies in Liberia. The group’s intervention comes as the disease continues to spread rapidly in Liberia, prompting President Weah to declare a state of emergence.

As of Wednesday, April 8, the Government reported that Liberia has 34 recorded cases of CONVID-19.

Of these, there are 24 active, four deaths and three recoveries.