Health authorities in Grand Bassa have revealed numbers that show a significant decrease in the utilization of health services in the county during the COVID19 outbreak. Most notably, it shows a 22.5 percent reduction in the number of children vaccinated from the first three months of the year to the first three months of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Mercy Corps has collaborated with the Ministry of Health to launch a project geared towards strengthening maternal and infantsâ€™ health services in Liberia.
Rider Liberia, the company that provides mechanical services to all vehicles of the Ministry of Health, has agreed to provide fuel to ambulances at the Liberian Government Hospital in Grand Bassa.
The committee set up to raise funds for the Liberian Government Hospital in Buchanan has made additional contributions to the hospital.
Ordinary Grand Bassa citizens have come together to present a cash donation of US$3,880 to the Liberia Government Hospital in Buchanan.
As part of activities leading to the celebration of World Sight Day on Friday, the Liberian Government Hospitalâ€™s eye center has screened 118 persons with severe eye problems.
Although the Liberian government has a policy of providing free care at public health facilities across the country, in practice these facilities often find themselves cash strapped and out of key supplies because of the limited support from the government. A major civil society leader is now calling for the policy to be scrapped to allow health facilities to collect fees to operate more smoothly.
Family members of a woman who died in July as a result of a retained placenta after giving birth in Grand Bassaâ€™s second district are calling for an overhaul of the countryâ€™s health system to better serve the public.