The European Community (EC) has aided Marie Stopes with the provision of four Land Cruiser vehicles to achieve sustained improvement in sexual and reproductive health status.
The European Community co-finances the five vehicles for Bo, Kenema, Kailahun, and Pujehun districts for empowering indigenes to achieve sustained improvement in their sexual and reproductive health statuses.
The project manager, Marie Stopes Joseph Konneh said they have been longing for such an opportunity given for the successful implementation of the projects in the four districts.
Commissioning the vehicles to Marie Stopes on behalf of the EC, Bockarie Med Conteh, project health manager said the donation was made from the EC fund for the implementation of a sexual and reproductive health project.
He said with the country’s worst status on infant mortality rate in the world, service providers like Marie Stopes dealing in reproductive health issues should be assisted.
The project health manager stated further that the EC was aware of the problems and with shared objectives provided the vehicles to reduce the infant and maternal mortality through proper service delivery.
Receiving the keys of the vehicles the programme director of Marie Stopes, Dr Yvonne Harding, thanked the EC for its kind assistance.
She said she was happy the EC was instrumental in their quest for service delivery in the four districts.
Dr Harding however said even though Marie Stopes was known countrywide; their desire was to make a national foot print that would last not one that would be eroded by the times.