LIBERIA: CAF Increases Fight Against COVID-19, Opens Six COVID Treatment Centers In Five Counties.
As the fight to bring to an end the deadly coronavirus disease continues, the Cummings Africa Foundation (CAF) has announced the opening of its first of six COVID-19 Treatment Units to be opened across the country.
The Foundation will also give medical supplies and equipment to fourteen Health Centers in five (5) counties across the country, in fulfillment of its $150,000 United States Dollars commitment to help address the COVID-19 Pandemic in Liberia.
The first of these centers open July 27, 2021, at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Congo Town and is turned over to the hospital’s administration for its operations and management.
In a release, over the last few weeks, CAF has worked with several hospitals and health centers to identify the most urgent needs per medical facility to effectively respond, as part of its commitment to the fight against the deadly pandemic.
The other five (5) centers will be opened over the next two weeks while donations will be made to fourteen health centers across five (5) counties.
The purpose of the Treatment Centers is to increase the capacity of existing hospitals and clinics to effectively treat Covid-19 cases.
As of July 21st, Montserrado, Margibi, Bomi, and Nimba Counties collectively had 1,026 active Covid- 19 cases, with the bulk of it in Montserrado.
The remaining Treatment Centers are to be established in Montserrado, C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County, the Government Hospital in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, the G.W. Harley Hospital in Sanniquellie, and the Esther and Jereline Kong Medical Center in Ganta, Nimba County.
Inclusive of the six (6) Treatment Centers, a total of fourteen (14) health centers in Montserrado, Margibi, Nimba, Bomi, and Maryland Counties will benefit from medical supplies, equipment, and drugs.
To expedite the process given the nature of the Covid-19 emergency, almost all items were procured locally from existing suppliers.
The release further noted that the foundation will also cover the full costs of transportation and logistics in getting donations to the 14 hospitals and clinics designated to receive them.
These medical items to be donated include 24,000 face masks, 12,000 pairs of gloves, 200 Oximeters, 107 Regulators, 92 Oxygen Canisters, 4 Oxygen Concentrators.
Assortment of Medicines including Paracetamol, Azithromycin, Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamin C will be supplied.
• Assortment of Hygiene and Cleaning Supplies
Also, the fourteen medical facilities to benefit from the Foundation’s Covid-19 donations of medicines and equipment in five Counties are, St. Joseph Catholic Hospital, Redemption Hospital, ELWA Hospital, Star Base Clinic, and Fidelity Clinic; all of Montserrado County.
Health facilities from Margibi to benefit include, CH Rennie Hospital, and Barcolleh Health Center in Bomi County.
Those from Nimba county include,
• Government Hospital Nimba:
• G.W. Harley Hospital
• Ganta Methodist Hospital
• Bahn Health Center
• Saclepea Comprehensive Health Center
• Esther & Jereline Kong Medical Center
• J.J. Dossen Hospital
• Glofaken Clinic
Created in 2005, Cummings Africa Foundation has invested a moreover 1.5 million United States dollars supporting programs in health, education, and entrepreneurship.