The World Lebanese Cultural Union of Liberia (WLCU) has donated two Cardio Lifesaving equipment, valued at over US$29,000.00, to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for use at the Roberts International Airport terminal.
A Cardio Lifesaving equipment is used as an emergency first aid to resuscitate heart in the event of a failure. The acting WLCU President, Mr. Najib Tannous, said the donation was made based upon request made by Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah. He made the disclosure when he presented the medical equipment to the Ministry
Mr. Tannous said the equipment, which will help to save life, were imported into the country through the Charif Pharmacy, which in addition provide technical training on the usage and maintenance of the equipment to staff of the Health Ministry.
The WLCU acting President said it was gratifying for the Lebanese community, in fulfillment of its social responsibility, to partner with the Liberian Government in making health services available to all.
He recalled the establishment and sponsorship provided the Olum El Nour Drugs Prevention and Rehabilitation Center in Congo by the Lebanese Community. Mr. Tannous said the Center is presently catering to drugs addicts in Liberia.
The WLCU acting President reaffirmed the Lebanese Community’s continuous support to the Pro-Poor Agenda of the CDC government in improving the country’s healthcare delivery services.
Receiving the equipment, Health Minister Dr. Jallah expressed gratitude to the Lebanese Community for the kind gesture, which she said was timely considering the dedication of the new terminal at the Roberts International airport.
Dr. Jallah, lauded the Lebanese Community in Liberia for their uninterrupted support to the government in its strived to help improve the country’s healthcare delivery services, and hope that others will emulate the good example of the Community.
Earlier, the Lebanese Ambassador to Liberia, Mr. Henri Kastoun, said he was gratified by the cordial relationship between the Lebanese community and the people and government of Liberia.
He said, the donation of medical equipment, and the establishment of the drugs prevention and rehabilitation center signified the cordialities between the peoples of Lebanon and Liberia.