- Search Results
U.S. Ambassador Transfers New Health Center to Lofa Officials
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2015

U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac



U.S. Ambassador Transfers New Health Center to Lofa Officials

BARKEDU, January 28 (LINA) - U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac has officially handed over the new Barkedu Health Center in Barkedu, Lofa County, to County Health Officer Dr. Joseph Bolongei.

The new health facility was constructed with U.S. Government support through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Rebuilding Basic Health Services (RBHS) program, according to a US embassy release issued Tuesday.

It said the center is one of seven health facilities in Lofa and 40 facilities across the country renovated under USAID’s RBHS project since 2010 at a total cost of over $3.7 million.

It is more than 2.5 times larger than the old clinic and will accommodate more staff and equipment to serve the more than 13,000 residents of Quardu Bondi District, the release stated.

The facility – now upgraded from a clinic to a health center – was constructed with input and support from national and county health officials, and direct contributions from the community in the form of sand, gravel, water, and human resources.

During the presentation ceremony, Ambassador Malac complimented county and local officials and members of the community for working to improve health care as well as combat Ebola.

Among those present at the handover January 22 were Lofa County Superintendent George S. Dunor, local officials, and community members.


latest headlines
‘Poverty Rate Still High In Africa,’ Says WB Lead Economist
World Bank Lead Economist and the author of the Africa’s Pulse Report, Punam Chuhan-Pole, has observed that with poverty rates still high in th ...more
African Media Group Condemns Killing Of Nigerian Journalist
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) says it has received with shock reports that Famous Giobaro, a desk editor with the state-owned Glory ...more
LNP Assures Female Contestants Of Full Protection
Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has assured women vying in the October elections of full police protection during their campaign process ...more
WFP Official Urges Joint Efforts For ‘Zero Hunger’ Goal In Liberia
The World Food Program (WFP) Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng, has called for collaborative efforts by Liberians to ach ...more
Apostle Suleman Coming To Liberia Again
The President and Founder of the Nigeria-based Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) international is due in the country for a two-day crusade beginning Ma ...more
Police Chief Nudges Youth To Embrace Peace
Police Inspector-General Gregory Coleman has called on Liberian youths to do away with violence and embrace positive thoughts and actions for the ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency