An international organization, Action Against Hunger, with funding from Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has donated a brand new Toyota Ambulance to the Ministry of Health through the Nimba County Health Team.
The donation was made at the Nimba County Health Team offices in Sanniquellie, Nimba County recently as part of efforts towards preventing the spread of the virus and helping to contain it. Nimba County is among three selected counties (Montserrado, Margibi & Nimba) where the AFD emergency response to the COVID-19 project is being implemented.
Action Against Hunger’s Emergency Coordinator, Rachel Jlateh lamented the donation of the ambulance is among several deliverables of the project to the county health team and will continue to support the county. She restated Action Against Hunger support to the county health team before the outbreak of the coronavirus, including supporting the county health team on the nutritious project and UNICEF lead project. “After the outbreak, we came out with a proposal and a project which started Jul 2020 and will be ending Jun 2021,” she said.
“We have been working in Nimba and it has been unique because our other partner is working with the county health team so we have been implementing the COVID-19 project, which includes health support with infection, pre, version, and control,” Madam Jlateh added. Madam Jlateh said some of the deliverables included support to staff, support to COVID-19 Surveillance and distribution of infection, prevention and control to health centers, and the project will continue until July of this year.
Nimba County Health Officer, Dr. Netty Joe expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Health for identifying Action Against Hunger to support the health team against COVID-19.
However, according to the report, of the total number of 2,484 confirmed cases in Liberia since the outbreak, Nimba County accounts for 72 confirmed cases with 11 deaths, and 61 recoveries, thus making her one of the epic centers of the virus.