COVID-19: West African Health Organization (WAHO) Supports Liberia And Guinea

The West African Health Organization (WAHO) has provided the sum of US$10,000 to the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development for onward transmission to the National COVID Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) as support in the fight against COVID-19.

The cash donation was presented to the health ministry was to procure basic hygiene materials for peripheral health units and informal border crossing points, within communities in 8 districts that share borders with Liberia and Guinea.

Receiving the items at the Western Urban district, Emergency Response Center, the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr Francis Kaikai said the donation of Handwashing stations and buckets, cartoons of liquid and anti-septic materials together with 4,000 face masks, from WAHO will help the field staff of the EOC to properly position themselves in the fight against the pandemic.

In border communities where such hygiene materials are hard to come by, the minister added that the Ministry has broadened the coordination level of NGO’s and other Development Partners to garner much-needed support to combat the virus.

EOC, Chief of Staff, Solomon Caulker commended WAHO for the gesture noting that there is no gesture too small at a time when logistics are needed most to support frontline staff as well as the public on the need for regular hand washing, a must in the WHO, COVID-19 5 protocol of prevention.

He added that the idea of taking the donated items to border crossing points is important, despite the borders are closed, there are still challenges in policing them well, citing other illegal crossing points where security personnel are also deployed.

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