SOS Children’s Villages Representatives and SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia National Director tour SOS Children’s Villages Supported-Medical Centre in Liberia and encourage staff to continue to remain committed to their work
As a part of his visit, Dr. Amavi Bada, the CVI Rep, met with senior managers at the SOS Children’s Villages supported Medical Centre in Liberia, including General Manager Quendi Appleton, Clinical Manager Lamine Cisse, and Head of Nurses Evan Wonlue.
Dr. Bada and Yawo Agbodo commended the Medical Centre for the progress made in healthcare delivery in Liberia. During the roundtable discussions, the management of the Medical Centre discussed partnerships and support for the medical centre alignment and expansion project.
The management reaffirmed their joint commitment to quality healthcare by announcing the Hospital on the Wheels (HOW) and free malaria and vaccination projects aimed at reaching over 7,000 children that have lost parental care or are at risk of losing parental care.
“So far, the HOW project impacted 3,056 persons including 1750 children,” said Lamine Cisse, Clinical Manager.
The HOW project is a community-based project that provides free mobile healthcare services to children 0 -17 years.
He noted that the Medical Centre is making a significant impact. “Over 12,000 patients received medical care annually. We are contributing to the overall reduction of the mortality rate in Liberia,” he added.
Dr. Cisse revealed that the medical Centre is partnering with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization to tackle infant mortality, the Coronavirus pandemic, and other related diseases.
For his part, Dr. Bada welcomed the management idea of partnerships and encouraged them to reach out to other medical facilities in the region and abroad. “The medical centre is recognized and considered as one of the best in the country. It is time to be innovative and expand,” says Dr. Bada.
Dr. Bada also directly engaged nurses and lab technicians at the medical centre while touring the facility. He thanked them for their services and encouraged them to do more.
The Medical Centre was established in 2003. The facility is partnering with the Ministry of Health to roll out vaccination programs in the county. The facility also has 57 professional staff, including 19 nurses, 3 Physicians Assistants, and 4 Laboratory Technicians amongst others. It is specialized in general medicine, pediatric, vaccination, and HIV and AIDS counseling services.
Written by Joseph Joboe, SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia, Communication & Brand Coordinator