The 14 Military Hospital of the Armed Forces of Liberia on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, received a huge donation of medical equipment and assorted supplies worth over ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND UNITED (135,000USD) from the KORLEBU NEUROSCIENCE FOUNDATION, a charitable group based in Canada.
According to a press release issued from the Ministry of National Defense and signed by Mr. Sam K. Collins, Assistant Minister for Public Affairs, the items donated are an Eye Operating Microscope, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), surgical gloves amongst others.
Speaking during the turning over ceremony held at the 14 Military Hospital in Schiefflin, Margibi County, the Secretary of the Board of Directors and Representative of West Africa for the Korlebu Neuroscience Foundation, Dr. Benedict B. Korlee, thanked personnel of the of Armed Forces of Liberia’s Medical Command for their roles in the health sector of Liberia, especially when they recently collaborated with the Korle-bu Neuroscience Foundation and provided free medical services to some patients at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK).
Dr. Benedict Korlee, who is also the Chief Pathologist of Liberia, promised his organization continuous collaboration with the 14 Military Hospital in strengthening its capacity in order to adequately respond to the health needs of the Liberian people.
For her part, the Chief Medical Officer at the 14 Military Hospital, Dr. Jenneh Parwon, lauded the foundation for the donation and promised that the items donated will be used for the intended purposes.
In brief remarks, the Chief Administrator of the 14 Military Hospital and Commander of the Armed Forces Medical Command, Major Joseph Kowo, thanked the foundation for being thoughtful of the 14 Military Hospital, adding the donation of the Eye Operating Microscope marks a new dawn in the history of the Hospital. He further stated that with the donation of the Eye Operating Microscope, the Hospital is now in the position to provide eye services to the public.
Major Kowo asserted further that his vision is to make the 14 Military Hospital one of the best in the Republic of Liberia. Therefore, he appealed to the Korle-bu Neuroscience Foundation through its Representative for West Africa for more donations.
The Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation (KBNF) is a registered charity with a global reach focused on providing medical support for neurological injuries and disease to the people of Ghana and West Africa. Started in 2000, KBNF is a volunteer-based organization that has earned the support and respect of medical professionals, government officials and caring people from all over the world. KBNF has a strong focus on assisting the people of West Africa for the long-term through the development of a world-class hospital, performing neurological research and providing medical and specialist training to the doctors, nurses, biomedical engineers, etc. that will be working at the hospital.