The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has donated drugs and laboratory equipment to government hospitals in Bo in the South and Kenema in the East.
The donation of the laboratory equipment and medicines according to the health coordinator of UNHCR Dr. Marshel Boyalabola is to enhance access and availability of medical services to reduce the impact of cost recovery system on extremely vulnerable refugees.
He called on the Management Boards of Bo and Kenema government hospitals to make good use of the drugs and laboratory equipment in the interest of the nation. The Senior District Health Sister Hawa Daramy at the government hospital in Kenema, received the items and thanked UNHCR for the donation adding that it will help ensure sustainable health service delivery.
Nurse Daramy assured all that they will make sure that the items are judiciously utilized to save the lives of the people.
Mohamed Bangura who is the monitoring and evaluation officer primary health care unit in Bo district received the equipment and drugs in Bo. He remarked that the donation will help in the activities of the medical officers, promising that they would do every thing possible to reach the various peripheral health units within the Bo district.