The Executive Director of the Liberia Albino Society (LAS) Patricia N.C Logan has commended health care workers and the Ministry of Health including other partners in the sector for their support as well as tireless sacrifices to help save lives across the Country.
Ahead of the Organization’s regular Free Medical Outreach Campaign Madam Logan stressed that more needs to be done especially in creating massive awareness among the people to help save the masses from curable and other diseases.
Making specific reference to pregnant women, the “LAS” boss observed over the period that many pregnant women in their targeted project areas normally come down with multiple complications during delivery due to several attributing factors.
She named: The lack of proper awareness to pregnant women on the importance of regular checkups and other health benefits, Poverty including the lack of financial support as well as they (Pregnant Women) deliberate failure to seek regular and early treatment among others.
As a Humanitarian group buttressing Government effort in said strategic sector, Mrs. Logan pointed out that they provide free medical outreach to close the gap in said direction.
According to her over the period through their medical outreach activities they were able to make some tangible and impactful interventions to the targeted beneficiaries but was quick to mentioned that they still need to do more because the issues are alarming especially in densely populated communities in Liberia.
“Some people want to seek medical attention but lack of financial support prevents them from doing so, this is saddened”, she told reporters.
Despite some of the challenges noticed in the sector as well as financial support, the Liberia Albino Society remains unbinding in its quest to help contribute their quota to the Health Care Delivery System of Liberia.
As evidence of such, the ‘” LAS” will this Friday February 21, 2020 begin the first phase of its free medical outreach in Montserrado County.
The Day long Free Medical outreach exercise will begin early morning hours in District sixteen Montserrado County in the Densely populated Logan Town and surrounding Communities.
Madam Logan told reporters that over two hundred people are expected to benefit from the process with pregnant women from three to nine months as well as children between the ages of two to five will be prioritized.
Health workers during the process will treat children for Malaria and Cold and will subsequently receive Malaria and Cold pills for take home to continue the process while Pregnant women will go through their normal and regular check-up, clinical and anti-meter care and will after the process walk away with some pills such as: Ferrous, Folic- acid, paracetamols vermin and many others.
The aim of the Free Medical Outreach is to among other things reduce the multiple complications which pregnant women normally come down with at the “LAS” Clinic in Logan Town during Child birth in order to save lives and to ensure the Community and Country is healthy.
In said regard, she reiterated calls for all baby mothers despite the situation to see the need to seek regular and early treatment to avoid complications and ensure they bring forth healthy babies for the Country.
Madam Logan at the same time commended national Government through the Ministries of Finance and Development Planning, Health and Gender, Children and Social Protection including other partners for support to them but wants more to be done in order for them to reach more people through their decentralization programs which she added is cardinal to the campaign because Monrovia is not Liberia alone.
The process which is expected to be extended across the Country soon with the help of extended financial support will be held under the theme: Early Treatment & Massive Awareness Makes a Healthy Community and Nations.