The Foya Borma Hospital in Foya Statutory District, Lofa County, has received a large consignment of medical supplies including equipment that the facility lacked for many years. Many of the supplies brought in a 40ft container are high-tech equipment that cost thousands of US dollars.
The consignment arrived in the country a month ago and was taken to the Foya Hospital from where it was distributed among several other medical facilities. The donation was an initiative of the Friends of Foya-Borma Hospital in partnership with Medshare and other partners, including the United Parcel Service (UPS) and several contributors based in the USA.
Friends of Foya-Borma Hospital is a non-profit organization established in 2013 with the aim of soliciting medical support (human, financial and material) to buttress government’s effort in meeting the health needs of Liberians dwelling in rural areas. These groups started helping the hospital during the Ebola outbreak in 2014.
The latest donation is the second of its kind coming from the same US-based group within the last two years. The first of the two medical donations came at a time when the country was overwhelmed by the deadly Ebola virus that took the lives of thousands of Liberians.
At the time, the hospital received from the Friends of Foya-Borma Hospital a 40-ft container of medical supplies, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), gloves, masks, syringes, needles critically needed to help combat the terrifying disease.
The founder and president of Friends of Foya-Borma Hospital, Nathaniel S. Samba, during a recent visit to Liberia, said that the organization will do all it can to ensure that needed support is galvanized for the health facilities in the county.