By: Anthony Q. Jiffan, Jr.
A team of 23 surgical professionals from the United States of America has ended its free medical services to Liberia. The team came to the country to help provide better health services for the people of Liberia,
The team, which arrived in the Country June 14, 2019, performed one hundred and two surgeries on ailing Liberians at the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital in Monrovia.
Speaking to reporters ahead of their departure Sunday, the chief operating officer Evelyn Jones said their trip was very successful. She asserted that although it was a difficult task, she notwithstanding noted that they were able to complete the work they came to do.
Mrs. Jones said they were glad to help the Liberian government and its people by providing free medical services to the Country.
She named some of the services offered over their eight days stay in Liberia as: General surgery, GYN (an acronym for gynecology or for a gynecologist) a physician who specializes in treating diseases of the female reproductive organs, ENT, (ear, nose, and throat) and plastic surgery among others.
“We are happy to always do this and will come back next year” Mrs. Jones said. She told reporters that their focus is to help less fortunate and disadvantaged people who need health care but cannot afford to get it, noting that they will extend their services to the rural parts of Liberia in the future.
Madam Jones praised the Liberian government for being receptive to them from the beginning and to the end of their stay in the country.
She pointed out that Liberia’s health sector needs help and they are committed to providing some assistance for the common of the people of Liberia.
The Marcy Health Services operating officer said there is more work to be done in the health sector of Liberia and with more support it can be improved.
The Marcy team as part of their mission to Liberia also visited orphanage homes and fed over one hundred children including donating books and slippers to some orphans of the Country.
The twenty three men surgical team from the USA was accompanied in Liberia on June 14, 2019 by Ambassador Dee Maxwell Kemayah Sr., Liberia’s permanent Representative to the United Nations.