Author Archives: Amelia Bangura

Liberian Trailblazers: Dr. Willnella Peters

Liberian Trailblazers: Dr. Willnella Peters

With only a handful of licensed opticians in Liberia Dr. Willnella Peters, a native of Liberia, decided to develop a non-profit organization to provide free eye care in Liberia and other developing nations. The Bush Chicken spoke with Dr. Peters about the work her organization HEALS, which stands for Helping Eyes against the Loss of Sight, and what their plans are for the future.

The Bush Chicken Celebrates: Black History Month

Liberia has yet to regain its once proud stature on the continent, but Liberians can be assured that the contributions of their ancestors have made significant contributions to society, especially in the United States. On this last day of Black History Month, we celebrate Liberians who contributed to Black American history.

US-Based Medical Professionals to Establish Biomedical Training Facility at BWI

In July, a team of medical professionals and humanitarians transported over US$700,000 worth of medical supplies to hospitals in Liberia such as the John F. Kennedy Memorial, Phebe, and Redemption, and Ganta United Methodist Hospitals. They plan to return in December to provide training for using and maintaining the equipment.