The Health initiative which is part of the organization’s contribution to the larger society saw hundreds of people mainly women and children including people with special needs receiving first aid check ups and other health related treatments by some health officials hired by the LAS.
According to the executive director of the Liberia Albino Society Patricia Logan, the local dwellers on Saturday were check and treated for malaria,cold and other minor curable illnesses.
She said the report from the health workers show that more residents came down on an alarming rate with malaria something she noted is worrisome.
Malaria medically caused by a female mosquito called anopheles, normally engulf untidy areas as such the LAS boss encourage her people to always try as much as possible to keep their community and environment clean.
She pointed out that their intervention was timely especially to identify the health needs of the people soon,noting by calling on the Ministry of Health to see the need to make bigger and timely intervention soon in the area.
She said their effort is just a dip in the bucket due to limited funding but was quick to add that with more budgetory support they can do more.
However she commended national government for always helping them financially to ensure they implement their projects void of hindrances.
The human rights advocate wants more subsidies to be given to them in the tune of 150,000usd to ensure that they make a greater impact across the Country.
Currently the LAS is receiving a subsidy of 85,000usd from national government something she noted is welcoming but can not permit them to fully implement other decentralization related programs and projects.
Madam Logan assured members of her sector and Liberians in general that the Society remains the only health facility that always give back to them and encourage mothers to always make it their duty to take advantage of such opportunity.
The free medical outreach by LAS is part of its annual health related programs.
In 2018 LAS randered similar health related services to residents of Buchanan City,Grand Bassa County as overcrowdiness were the order of the day due to desperation of the local and less fortunate people to benefit from such free services.
Malaria drugs,pills for babies mothers and pregnant women and other children were also made available to the hundreds of beneficiaries on Saturday.