….Describes activities in Liberia as satisfactory – A delegation of Act-Alliance has described the organization’s activities in Liberia as satisfactory. The delegation said the intervention of its local chapter, the Lutheran Development Services (LDS) was a lifesaving venture.
The Group’s Secretary General, John Ndonah speaking recently during their visit to Liberia, also extolled Government for the level of cooperation during the implementation of its programs.
Mr. Ndonah said the visit is also intended to identify areas where the group can invest on a long-term basis.
He said it was important for the organization to chart a new coast from emergency to sustained engagements with government and local partners.
As part of the visit, Mr. Ndonah added, Act-Alliance was in the country to find out challenges faced by local partners and to see how best to address these challenges.
During a visit at the Phebe Hospital in Bong County, the hospital administration commended ACT-Alliance for the level of support received during the Ebola crisis in the county.
According to the Hospital’s Administrator, Kerson Saykor, the construction of an Isolation Unit by ACT-Alliance through its local partner, Lutheran Development Service is worth commending.
Mr. Saykor indicated that the Isolation Unit has contributed immensely to the health delivery service of the hospital.
He said one of the challenges faced by the hospital is getting back staff who left due to the Ebola crisis.
He also stressed the need for extra funding, especially for staff in running the hospital.
For her part, the acting Medical Director of Phebe Hospital, Dr. Kormassa Tennih named the lack of adequate staff at the institution as one of the factors serving as a challenge to the hospital.
Dr. Tennih said besides the lack of staff to effectively administer the affairs of the hospital, there is a need to construct a laboratory to carryout various test.
She said the lack of a laboratory to do the test of Lazar fever is posing serious problem also to the smooth running of the health facility.
Also speaking during the delegation visit to the superintendent Office in Bong County, the Administrative Assistant recounted the numerous contribution of the organization to the county.
Mr. Joseph Urey named health, agriculture, water and sanitation as some of the areas the organization has assisted local authority.
In a related development, the Ministry of Health has described Act-Alliance contribution as immense.
Health Minister Bernice Dahn mentioned the contribution of the organization’s assistant in the fight against the Ebola virus as a significant.
The visit of the delegation of Act-Alliance also took them to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the office of the Vice President of Liberia.