A local health institution URMONAE Initiative has joined the fight against the COVID-19 crisis in Liberia.
The group on Thursday April 23, 2020 donated sanitary pads to the Ministry of Health to be use by patients at the 14th Military Hospital on the Roberts International Airport Highway where confirmed patients are undergoing treatment.
Speaking at the brief donation exercise at the Health Ministry in Congo the Co-Founder Fenny Louise Taylor said the initiative is her organization way of joining the fight against COVID-19 Crisis in Liberia.
According to her some patients mainly females during crisis period suffered and at times are forgotten due to the unavailability of sexual and reproductive needs/materials something she noted her organization saw the need to fill in the gap at this crucial time.
URMANOE, a Bassa vernacular meaning “That’s my own”, co-founder Fenny Louise Taylor said since its existence in 2019,it has been working in the adolescent health area which Ms. Taylor observed less attention has been given to it by health authority.
The limited and or less attention she stressed has been one of the attributing factors for the increase in teenage pregnancy across the Country.
“We want the government to do more in such specific area”, she noted.
Over the period of our existence we have provided sanity pads to school going girls to ensure they remain in school and are safe as well, Fenny pointed out.
Receiving the items, the ware house manager of the Ministry of Health Lansana Kromah thanked the group for the timely gesture especially for recognizing such key component of the sector.
He promised that the sanitary pads will be use for the intended purpose and also used the occasion to call on others to emulate the good example of the local health organization.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis in Liberia and as part of join effort to contain the further spread of the virus by all, there has been numerous donations to national Government in a move to actively contribute to the process of saving lives.