Sweden-based Liberians give to hospital back home


LSA President Francis Mensah

LSA President Francis Mensah


The Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) in December donated some materials to the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, Liberia for the use of the hospital’s maternal ward.

Giving the items to the medical director of the hospital on behalf of the LSA, Francis Mensah, the association’s president, said the association learned from press reports that mothers who birthed children in Liberia were having problem in getting things like diapers and other maternal materials.

He said the LSA was making available a container of maternal materials which included diapers, children wears, towers, among others for the use of the Redemption Hospital.

Mr. Mensah said the LSA is an organization of Liberians living in Sweden who are thinking about their people back home and are interested in helping in whatever manner they can.

He lauded the Linkoping University Hospital in Sweden for öroviding most of the donated items and promised that his organization will continue to work with the Redemption Hospital in bringing relief to the needy.

Receiving the items, the medical director of the hospital, Dr. Mohammed Sankoh praised the LSA for the donation and noted that the items were donated because members of the LSA are still thinking about home.

He said while the hospital is pleased to receive the items on behalf of the maternity ward, it is also encouraging other well-meaning Liberians and philanthropists to follow the kind example of the Liberians who reside in the European country.

Dr. Sankoh said the hospital, which caters to the medical needs of the people of Bomi, Gbarpolu and Grand Cape Mount and Montserrado Counties, is a free of charge hospital under the auspices of the Government of Liberia.

Mr. Mensah was accompanied to the Redemption Hospital by an array of other members of the Liberian Swedish Association who made the trip to Liberia.

 Source: Inquirer Newspaper