Another 40foot load of container packed with medical equipment, drugs and medical books was again shipped to Liberia by diaspora Liberians, especially those residing in the Americas for onward distribution to dozens of medical institutions in Liberia.
During the loading of this giant size container in Pennsylvanian over the weekend, Liberian volunteers of the Liberia Medical Mission (LMM) were in high gear making sure that their fellow compatriots back home are medically taken care of from these huge consignment medical equipment and drugs donated by humanitarian institutions including some major health centers in the United States.
In an exclusive interview with the Chairman of the group who was also busy with the loading of the container on the loading grounds, Mr. Joseph Sackor lauded the efforts being made by several US based humanitarian institutions and individuals for awesomely contributing to the health needs of Liberia.
The LMM boss also urged those institutions in Liberia that are expected to benefit from these distributions to be fairly honest in utilizing whatever items will be given them, and called on authority at the Ministry of Health to monitor those beneficiary institutions to avoid items donated not to be put on sale, stressing, “These items were donated to us by humanitarian institutions and individuals in the US with the sole intent to treat the health needs of Liberians, especially those who cannot afford medical due to lack of finances,” Mr. Sackor speaking further noted.
Mr. Eric Harris, an American of the Sea Shipping Lines in New Jersey who according to Mr. Sackor has contributed immensely to the shipment of these medical supplies, and also made huge financial contribution to the group said he was pleased to come to the aide of the Liberia Medical Mission, noting, “It has always been my interest to help those who are in need, therefore, my contribution to this Liberian medical team is one of those interests I have for my fellow human being be it American or wherever you from,” Mr. Harris speaking to the GNN after presenting several boxes of feet wears to Mr. Sackor said.
This latest container loaded is expected to be shipped to Liberia any time this week while other LMM medical team will be arriving in the country in a week’s time as Mr. Sackor is expected to leave the US for Liberia to start the distribution of the medical supplies to several health centers in Monrovia and other parts of the Country.
Also speaking to our team at the loading site, a young Liberian US licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Temple University Hospital; Dr. Williametta Simmons who hailed from Nimba County expressed her willingness in contributing to growth and wellbeing of the Liberian health needs as part of the Liberia Medical Mission.
Dr. Simmons speaking further called on her fellow Liberians in diaspora to develop strategy in helping to bringing relief to those back home, especially coming to their aide in the area of health and education, stressing, “It is our responsibility as Liberians to help in rebuilding our country, Liberia. No one can do it for us, only Liberians themselves can do it,” Dr. Simmons in her early thirties told the GNN in an exclusive interview.