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Prez. Sirleaf extols HEART, AmeriCares for good work

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

President Johnson-Sirleaf described contributions made by Health Education and Relief through Teaching (HEARTT) Foundation and partner, AmeriCares in Liberia as good example of “Liberians helping Liberia.”

According to an Executive Mansion release, she made the statement recently in Monrovia when a HEARTT and AmeriCares delegation met with the Liberian Leader at her Foreign Ministry office.

The President said: “I have followed the works of HEARTT and AmeriCares in Liberia long before my administration began.”

President Johnson-Sirleaf then recounted the organization’s “good” work in Liberia, including interventions at the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital and the Redemption Hospital.

She said: “These interventions have helped train medical staffers and provide the opportunity for doctors and other health practitioners’ deployment to render volunteer services to Liberians.”

The President told the delegation that both HEARTT and AmeriCares’ partnership with the Government has not only given hope to Liberians, rather it proves that there are groups abroad that really care for people in need, especially those in crisis.

For his part, the Head of delegation, Masmina Sirleaf, told President Johnson-Sirleaf that their visit was to brief her about HEARTT and AmeriCares’ intervention in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Liberia, in particular.

Madam Sirleaf (not Prez. Sirleaf) said: “HEARTT and AmeriCares’ response to the West African Ebola outbreak has focused mainly on support for Liberian health facilities and frontline health workers’ protection.”

She also noted: “Through our partnership and donor networks, we have provided shipment of Personal Protective Equipment, IV fluids and other life-saving supplies.”

According to her, the life-saving supplies, worth over US$500,000, will be provided hospitals, clinics and treatment centers across Liberia.

By Patrick Flomo

 


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