Monrovia - Representative Edwin Snowe (IND-District#6 Montserrado County) has presented to the ELWA hospital management a consignment of medical material on behalf of an American family based in Florida the United States of America.
Making the presentation of the items the District #6 lawmaker said, the items were made available by Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Strapieh two Americans who are friends to Liberia because of his relationship built over the years. Representative Snowe said, the donation is part of the American family support to the post Ebola recover, especially in a medical sector that has been greatly challenged by the Ebola virus.
He said, on four occasions the couple provided containers of medical supplies for hospital around Liberia including the ELWA hospital. Representative Snowe also said “We agree Ebola is going, but there are other survivors of Ebola that need to be treated for other problems and there are also other patients of other diseases that need to be attended to”.
The Montserrado County Lawmaker commended Dr. Jerry Brown for his contribution in the fight against Ebola and expressed hope that people of his kind will not be forgotten by people who will write history. Snowe furthered that Liberia is on record for giving credit to other people and ignoring people who really made a contribution.
“I hope as we write the history of prevention the likes of Dr. Brown, Tolbert Nyesuah, and Bernice Dahn amongst others will not be forgotten for their role they play, especially when the world said there was no cure for Ebola,” Snowe said.
In response Dr. Jerry Brown, head doctor of the ELWA hospital famous for his role in the EBOLA fight thanked Representative Snowe for the gesture and promised that they will be used to save lives as Liberia gradually transitions from Ebola to normal health service delivery.
He expressed hope that as people around the world were generous with assistance to health institutions such gesture will continue with existing health institutions to help provide service to avoid a situation where there is capability or technical knowhow but equipment to work with.
Dr. Brown disclosed that most of the health workers in Liberia were vulnerable during the Ebola crisis because of the lack of basic equipment. Dr. Brown said: “We here at ELWA are already running out of basic materials I imagine other smaller health centers.”