The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated two refrigerated cargo trucks, computer, photocopier and other items valued over US$293,541to the National Drugs Service (NDS).
Presenting the items last Friday, UNFPA-Liberia Officer-in-Charge, Dr. Remi Sogunro said the trucks are intended to ensure the availability of drugs at health facilities across Liberia.
He pointed out that the availability of drugs at health centers is cardinal to the restoration of basic health services throughout the country in preparation for the post-Ebola period.
Dr. Sogunro said survey conducted by UNFPA revealed the lack of drugs at health facilities prompted the donation of the trucks.
He believes the cargo trucks would ensure the availability of drugs in the remote parts of Liberia.
In response, Deputy Health Minister for Administration, Matthew Flomo lauded UNFPA for the donation.
He said the donation could not have come at a better time than now considering government's plan to restore basic health services throughout Liberia.
He recounted UNFPA's numerous support to Liberia's health system over the years and assured that the items would be used as intended.
For his part, NDS Operations Officer Thomas G. M. Wolapaye commended UNFPA for the donation and disclosed his institution's preparedness to deliver drugs throughout Liberia.