Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has turned over to the Ministry of Health US$700,000 worth of medical equipment to strengthen the health sector meet the needs of the Liberian people.
Speaking at the turn-over ceremony at the Health Ministry Friday, VP Boakai said the equipment were donated through the intervention of “some friends” in Arizona, USA, during his visit there last year. “These friends, who are both Liberians and Americans, also made available a container of relief items during the heat of the Ebola crisis which were distributed to hospitals and clinics in Grand Cape Mount County; and this is the second container with medical equipment,” Boakai noted. The Vice President emphasized that the medical equipment will help in building a resilient health system in Liberia. He did not, however, name the equipment. He said the medical equipment will ensure that efficient medical services are provided the Liberian people and make the country’s health sector once again vibrant. He then stressed the need to support the country’s health sector with the required medical equipment to meet the health needs of the people. Receiving the equipment, Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn thanked Vice President Boakai and those who made the donation possible, adding, “the equipment will go a long way in meeting the health needs of the country.”