MONROVIA — Golden Veroleum Liberia made a cash donation to professional medical association, the Liberian Surgical Outreach Program (LISOP), 23 July 2014, for an upcoming campaign in Sinoe County. On behalf of LISOP, Executive Director, Dr. Lawrence Sherman, graciously accepted the donation intended to provide free medical care to Sinoe residents.
The GVL donation follows an earlier funded campaign in Grand Kru County, also funded by GVL, in which more than 150 local residents received professional medical care. “During our campaign in Grand Kru we treated for an assortment of medical conditions and performed about 140 surgeries, and we thank GVL for their commitment to the people of Grand Kru and now we can thank them for their commitment to the people of Sinoe as well.”
In over a decade of operation, LISOP seeks to provide a wider scope of healthcare to rural Liberia, with campaigns all over the country. “When we started we began seeking funding and some company contributed, some private citizens contributed and we are still around today with the same mission,” said Sherman. “GVL has been consistent in their support.”
This is the first campaign that Sinoe County has received, although GVL Corporate Communications Head, Virgil Magee, did indicate that the company is dedicated to the cause of the Liberian people and do support such positive programs in their areas of operation, currently Grand Kru and Sinoe. “We hope to expand these programs and our overall CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) efforts.” Magee said. We currently are involved in several areas including medical, education, jobs training, adult literacy, hand pump installation, road rehabilitation, internships, and most recently a media workshop, which took place here in Monrovia.”
During the upcoming Sinoe campaign a total of 12 surgeons, anesthetists, nurses and other medical personnel from Monrovia will visit the Sinoe County hospital, and make assessments prior to beginning their work. Based on there finding they will construct and organize the appropriate medical package for the localized need.
“The intention of GVL is to help the Liberian people provide good health and jobs for its citizens and if everything goes well, we may extend the helping hand to other counties as we progress in our development work,” said Leroy Kanmoh, GVL Communications Officer for Sinoe. Currently, GVL operate only in Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties, however under the terms of its concession agreement it may expand into Rivercess, River Gee and Maryland when invited by local residents.
The GVL sponsored surgical campaign is expected to get underway after the Independence Day celebration.