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Official Discloses Plans To Transform JJ Dossen Into Regional Referral Facility
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Official Discloses Plans To Transform JJ Dossen Into Regional Referral Facility

MONROVIA, August 7 (LINA)-The Co-founder of the international social justice and health organization Partners in Health, Dr. Paul Farmer, has disclosed plans to transform the J.J Dossen Hospital In Maryland County into a regional referral hospital with Partners in Health serving as the implementing partner.

 “This selection is consistent with the seven-year Health Plan of the Ministry of Health that particularly targets the John F. Kennedy Hospital, Redemption Hospital, Phebe Hospital and the J.J. Dossen Hospital which Partners in Health will implement,” Dr. Farmer indicated.

He said the regional referral hospital will be modeled after the over US$4 million district referral hospital in Rwanda that incorporates all of the major services that are generally offered by a standard referral hospital and will serve the people of the southeastern region of Liberia.

According to the U.S physician and anthropologist, , J.J Dossen will also serve as a teaching hospital for the training of healthcare workers that are required for an effective and functional healthcare system in Liberia following years of civil war and the deadly Ebola crisis.

Dr. Farmer made the disclosure Thursday when he and the Executive Director of Partners in Health, Dr. Gary Gottlieb, were received in audience by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her Foreign Ministry office.

He also informed President Sirleaf that staffing, health education as well as the provision of an X-ray machine and other laboratory equipment have been provided the J.J. Dossen Hospital.

Also speaking during the visit, Dr.Gottlieb indicated that the overall work of Partners in Health in Liberia targets the deployment of over 11,000 community health services workers in the entire country with about 400 of those currently involved with their work in Maryland County where Dr. Gary Gottlieb himself is based.

They thanked President Sirleaf for giving them the opportunity to meet and hold discussions  with them, and for allowing them to work in Liberia and thus being of service to the county and its people.


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