On February 23, the Dignity:Liberia team had the pleasure of hosting lunch with Liberia’s Minister of Health,
Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah. Our relationship is long-standing with her as we have participated in Fistula Campaigns and performed surgeries at her Hope for Women Clinic. She is supportive of Dignity:Liberia’s ongoing visits, especially to the Phebe Rehabilitation Center in Bong County. She also supports our plans for a maternity waiting home. (Please see our page on House of Hope and Dignity.)
The Liberia Fistula Project has struggled with funding recently, but Dr. Jallah desires an ongoing, active project. They are researching funding opportunities so they can resume the Fistula Campaigns again, with the hope of having 4 campaigns a year. The Ministry of Health is partnering with foreign medical teams and resources.
Dr. Jallah is willing to coordinate the timing of the campaigns with the availability of those teams. This is exciting news for us as we are partnering with Medical Missions Foundation next year for a campaign!
She has expressed concern about a rise of fistula occurrences that have happened over the past year in the Bomi area and is currently investigating the cause. This may be the area that we will concentrate our efforts in 2021.
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