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OSF, BRAC pledge support to Government

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OSF, OSIWA and BRAC officials in a joint presentation
OSF, OSIWA and BRAC officials in a joint presentation

( mar. 18, 15)-The Open Society Initiative of West Africa (OSIWA) and Open Society Foundation (OSF), in collaboration with BRAC, have assured their continued support to the Liberian Government.

The Country Representative of BRAC Liberia, Abdus Mohammed Salam, said: “We are committed to working along with Government to reduce poverty, empower and improve health services.”

Mr. Salam made the statement recently when his organization, OSIWA and Open Society Foundation, jointly donated anti-Ebola materials to Senow Academy in Sinkor, a suburb of Monrovia.

For his part, Open Society Foundation, Public Health Director, Marine Brissonnieeie, said: “Our organization is the mother umbrella of OSIWA in West Africa.

“My entity will continue to support Government’s efforts towards the provision of better services to the Liberian people,” Madam Brissonnieeie said. 
The program targets about 350 schools as beneficiaries of the anti-Ebola materials to cover seven of Liberia’s fifteen counties. 

During the donation, the team also witnessed a display of health education and awareness session for the beneficiaries on Ebola, sanitation and personal hygiene and TB, respectively.

BRAC Liberia is one of the implementers of many projects and initiatives of Open Society Foundation, an umbrella organization supporting OSIWA.

According to BRAC Health Program Manager, Ezra Patrick Lugemula, his entity currently runs several programs and projects such as health, mother clubs, village health teams, Training of Traditional Midwives (TTM).

BRAC also deals with Micro Finance borrowers, Poultry &Livestock, Agriculture and newly established Empowerment Livelihood for Adolescent clubs, among others.

He said: “The beneficiaries from these intended empowerment programs for Livelihood of Adolescent club members are mostly mothers, young ladies and girls.”

“Over 13,000 people and 20, 000 households from seven counties are benefitting from BRAC’s projects,” Mr.  Lugemula said. 


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