The Office of Bong County District #6 Representative Moima Briggs-Mensah, in collaboration with Artgeo Foundation with support from Vitamin Angles has donated assorted drugs to several clinics and Health Centers in Salala and Yeallequellah Administrative Districts in Bong County.
Artgeo Foundation is a not for profit, and none-government organization operating in Liberia, with focus on the health and agriculture sectors, and is in partnership with Vitamin Angles, a Charitable Organization based in California, the United States of America providing lifesaving vitamins to mothers and children at risk of malnutrition in order to promote health and save lives.
Speaking at the launch of the distribution at the Salala Health Center, Artgeo Foundation Chief Executive Officer Arthur Kortor said the drugs were provided by their International Partner and are meant to be given to public health facilities free of charge.
Kortor said his organization reached the partnership agreement with Vitamin Angles through a proposal requesting the US based humanitarian Organization invention into the health needs of Liberians.
“Artgeo Foundation, through one of our International Partners Vitamin Angles from America decided to bring these drugs to Bong County to be given to public facilities in District #6 free of charge. You are not going to pay anything for it, so we expect you to give it to those targeted beneficiaries free of charge” he said
Artgeo Foundation CEO further revealed that the donation of the drugs which is his organization own way of buttressing government’s efforts in providing for the challenging health needs of Liberia is one of several distributions of free medicines to health facilities in the country, mainly in Gbarpolu .
The drugs were supplied in various categories including 27,000 doses of Albendazole chewable tablets for children 12 to 59 months, 510,300 doses of Multivitamins for pregnant women, and 20, 000 doses of Vitamin “A” for children 6 to 11 months among others.
Receiving the consignment of drugs, the Officers in Charge at Salala and Totota Health Centers, Miss. Janice B. Tuklo and Clarena Paye Fendor thanked the Local NGO and the Office of Representative Moima Briggs-Mensah for the donation.
According to them, the donation of the drugs came at the right time when their various health facilities were out of stock of the very medicines supplied, and at the same time promised to use them for the purpose intended.
Health Centers and Clinic supplied during the distribution include the Salala Health Center, the Totota Clinic, the Zeanzue Clinic and the Tokpaipolu Clinic among others.
For her part, Bong County Distract #6 Representative Moima Briggs-Mensah lauded Artgeo Foundation for the donation to her District and stressed that the drugs will serve the intended purpose.
By: Prince Mulbah