Save the Children International Area Manager Emmanuel Tanmbi Saa Tamba
Save The Children Pledges Support To Liberia’s Health Care Delivery
By Richard D Baysah, Margibi County Correspondent
KAKATA, December 9 (LINA) – Save the Children International (SCI) has indicated its willingness to remain engaged with the Liberian Government and partners to revive the country’s health care delivery system and to ensure that Ebola is kicked out of Liberia.
SCI Area Manager Emmanuel Tanmbi Saa Tamba said SCI will continuously support the fight against Ebola until the virus is totally eradicated from the country.
He gave the assurance over the weekend at the dedicatory program of the second Community Care Center constructed by SCI in Worhn, Gibi District in Upper Margibi County.
Tamba pointed out that the building of community care centers in Margibi will place the county’s health team and Ebola task force in a better position to contain the virus.
He disclosed that the newly constructed Community Care Center is the second of ten centers to be constructed throughout Margibi County, and assured that the construction of the remaining eight centers will continue as the situation improves.
According to Tamba, each community care center will comprise of 30 beds of which 20 will be for suspected cases and 10 for confirmed
cases. He pointed out that the centers will be run by SCI under strict adherence to international infection prevention care (IPC) standards.
He noted that the centers are intended to grant suspected and confirmed Ebola patients access to their families, friends and loved ones while undergoing treatment.
Also speaking at the program, Margibi County Acting Health Officer Dr. Adolphus Yeiah, thanked Save the Children International for its level of intervention in the fight against Ebola in Margibi County, noting that it has always been in the forefront of Ebola response in the county.
Margibi County Inspector Tarr Sackie who represented the county administration at the program, commended Save the Children International for its continuous support to the people of Margibi, especially during the Ebola outbreak. He said the people of Margibi County will forever remain thankful to the SCI family for its support.
Since the Ebola outbreak in early March this year, Gibi District has registered over 40 confirmed cases of the disease.