Monrovia – Southeastern humanitarian group, Trembo National Development Association (TRENAA), has launched a medical container project, following the arrival of a US$250,000 medical and food items in Liberia.
At the launch of the project Tuesday, March 24, in New Matadi, Monrovia, Harry Kpoh, Project Coordinator said the project would provide medical equipment and supplies as well as high protein food to various health facilities in Monrovia and Grand Kru County.
“TRENAA has partnered with organizations including Supplies Oversea, Catholic Medical Mission Board and Love The Hungry and others that provided medicines, medical equipment and high protein for the residents of Liberia, especially Grand Kru Count,” Kpoh averred.
The items arrived in Liberia just within a time when the country is fighting to contain the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
He said some of the equipment will be donated to government for the fight of COVID-19, while about 8,000 residents are also expected to benefit from the items which arrived in a 40 feet container.
Mr. Kpoh noted that the project is the second of its kind in Liberia aimed at helping address medical needs of citizens.
“This is the second of many distributions of such kind to come. In 2014, the Liberian Community in Kentucky and Southern Indiana sent a 40 feet container of medical equipment and supplies to help buttress effort of the Liberia Government during the Ebola crisis,” Mr. Kpoh added.
Mr. Kpoh clarified that the donation does not have any political motive, but intended to help people of his homeland and Liberia at large address held need.
He further stated that the items were donated by charitable organizations and other humanitarian groups in the United States of America.
Mr. Kpoh said his decision to come back to Liberia on such mission was predicated on the fragile health sector of Liberia that was exposed by the Ebola crisis.
For her part, the association’s coordinator in Liberia Faith Joyce Keneah, said the association believes Liberians need to benefit from others in the diaspora.
Madam Keneah maintained that the first set of donations will be made at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center on Wednesday, March 24.
The TRENAA National Coordinator is urging institutions that will benefit from the donation to use it for the intended purpose.