FOFBH sponsored and presented two Health Fairs in two communities in Indianapolis. Chellando Association of Indiana and the Men’s Association of Indiana partnered to present these health fairs. This outreach educational interactive project was designed to screen individuals in the community for diabetes and blood pressure on a voluntary basis. This and similar fairs will be planned conducted each year.
We are planning a $45,000.00 Solar Power Generator Project for Foya-Borma Hospital. This project will benefit many children and adults in the surrounding communities. The solar power generator is of immense priority to ensure 24-hour power supply in the hospital and clinics. Currently, there is no constant electricity to support the day-to-day functions of the various hospital departments.
Friends of Foya-Borma Hospital, Inc., partnered with MedShare, United Parcel Service, and other contributors, FOFBH donated a second 40-foot long container of post-Ebola hospital equipment and supplies valued at approximately $200,000.00 to Foya-Borma Hospital in 2016. This container which was shipped on October 30, 2016 contained lab equipment, hospital beds, baby incubators, lab equipment, and other items.
FOFBH donated $550.00 to help the children of the Foya-Borma Hospital staff Ebola victims to return to school in 2015. This donation benefited eleven children from different families in the community. This project will continue to help more children in the future.
Interested in this project? Let us know and we will keep you posted about this and future projects.
FOFBH donated a 40-foot long container of Ebola-specific logistics relief supplies and equipment to Foya-Borma Hospital in 2014. The materials were valued at approximately $200,000.00. This project was implemented in collaboration with MedShare, United Parcel Service, the Permanente Group of Central Valley, with contributions from the Association of Citizens and Friends of Liberia, the Liberian Association of Northern California, benefited more than 20 healthcare facilities including the four major hospitals in Lofa County, Liberia.
Through the partnership with the Village Improvement Project (VIP), 20 solar lamps were donated to Foya-Borma Hospital. According to the hospital administrator, “since January 26, 2018, when we received the solar lamps, we have been able to save at least six (6) gallons of fuel each night; saving the hospital nearly $30 per night, approximately $10,000.00 per year. This is a significant reduction in fuel consumption. “We are very grateful to the Village Improvement Project through Friends of Foya-Borma Hospital, Inc., for the kind gesture.” The overall impact of solar lamps is that they are very helpful. Ask, how the nurses feel? They feel very happy with these lamp terns.
Dr. Nathaniel S. Samba has a Doctor of Education and Master of Science degrees in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. His undergraduate degree is in Educational Administration from Cuttington University College, Liberia, West Africa. He went to graduate school at Indiana University as a Fulbright Scholar, sponsored by the United States Cultural Foundation. Dr. Samba is currently seeking a position in Education or appropriate organizations to contribute his knowledge and experience to the development of Liberia.
Nathaniel has passion for giving back to the community, instructional design, and teaching.
He is the Founder and President of Friends of Floya-Borma Hospital, Inc. This non-profit organization, established in 2014, has partnered with MedShare and other organizations to deliver two 40-foot long containers of Ebola relief and post Ebola reconstruction effort supplies and equipment for Foya-Borma Hospital, clinics in Foya District, as well as other hospitals and health centers in Lofa County, Liberia in 2014 and 2016. He also has more than eight years of experience in grant writing and fundraising for non-profit community-based organizations. He currently serves as the Chairman for the Steering Committee, Kissi Community-USA Committee to Elect Joseph N. Boakai, Inc.
He worked as an instructional designer using Blackboard Content Learning Management System at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana from 2008 to 2016. His responsibilities were, developing online courses, managing course development and mentor projects in various disciplines. One of the programs, Library Technical Assistants Program, with 11 online courses received the Quality Matters National Program Design Award.
His teaching experience includes facilitating online faculty certification courses, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) in course development, and teaching blended learning courses in Higher Education. In Liberia, Dr. Samba served as the Programmed Learning Manager with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-sponsored Improved Efficiency of Learning (IEL) and Primary Education Projects in Liberia for 10 years (1979-1989). The IEL Project was cost-effective. The enrollment increased by 70% and student achievement increased significantly. He also taught all subjects to students in elementary school, Mathematics and Science in middle school, and English literature in high school.
Foya Borma Hospital, situated in Foya Statutory District, Lofa County, last week received a 40-ft container of medical supplies from the Friends of Foya Borma Hospital based in the USA.
The Foya Borma Hospital is the medical facility where the first Ebola virus disease in Liberia was diagnosed positive and was also the first epicenter of the deadly virus.
Prior to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Liberia, the hospital’s Friends in the State of Indiana donated two large boxes and a barrel of supplies.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony of the container to staff and board of directors of Pentecostal Mission Union (PMU-Liberia) in Paynesville, Chairman Mathias Fallah Korpu extended thanks and appreciation to donors of the medical supplies.
The PMU-Liberia’s board chairman pointed out that friends and relatives that look after their kinsmen and women during any crisis are friends indeed.
Chairman Korpu also noted that the Friends of Foya Borma Hospital in the USA and elsewhere are indeed great partners in the continuous fight to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia and Africa.
It is indeed welcome news to the outside world that the Ebola Virus Disease which devastated Liberia, bringing her to her knees, is now virtually wiped out of the country with the last confirmed patient’s death more than three weeks ago.
As Liberians retrospect on last year, many are expressing thanks to local health authorities and caregivers, and especially the international community, including medical organizations and individuals, who came to Liberia’s defense to help defeat the deadly virus.
Several institutions highly grateful for the level of support received from their international partners are health care facilities in Lofa County, specifically the Foya-Borma Hospital, which, during the heat of the crisis, benefited from a donation of a 40-foot container of Ebola specific logistics relief supplies and medical equipment from three US-based organizations.
The Container Project was an initiative of the Friends of Foya-Borma Hospital (FOFBH) of Indiana, in collaboration with the Association of Citizens and Friends of Liberia (ACFLi) of Sacramento, California and the Liberian Association of Northern California (LANC). The relief supplies and medical equipment were valued at US$200,000.