NPA Donates to Health Centers in Buchanan

first_imgThe port authority of Liberia in continuation of its humanitarian support to health centers in the fight against the Ebola virus disease (EVD), has donated several assorted materials to the Government owned hospital and the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital as well as a local clinic in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Hospital beds and beddings were among the items donated by the National Port Authority (NPA) on Sunday, October 26.The NPA management also gave L$85,000 in support of a fundraising for the official launch of the Grand Bassa Traditional Ebola Awareness Video initiated by Grand County District # 3 Rep. Gabriel Smith in partnership with NPA and other institutions.Speaking during the ceremony, NPA Managing Director Madam Matilda W. Parker disclosed that 50% of the money for the Ebola awareness video was donated by the Dock Workers’ Union of Liberia.She also commended the NPA workers for their innovation and thoughtfulness in ensuring that the hospital beds and beddings were ready for delivery to the needed health centers on time.The Dock Workers Union of Liberia comprises the port workers of Liberia. The NPA boss, who was accompanied to Buchanan by the leadership of the Dock Workers Union and senior management staff, said the donation is NPA’s way of identifying with the health centers of the County.According to Ministry of Health, Grand Bassa County has reported 36 Ebola deaths so far and the county now has fewer cases.Madam Parker lauded the heath officials of Grand Bass County for their valuable sacrifices towards the eradication of the deadly Ebola epidemic.The Ebola virus has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa and infected over 10,000, the World Health Organization says.In a dispatch from Buchanan, Madam Parker urged the citizens to do more in the eradication of the disease.The ceremony was attended by Grand Bassa County Officials, heads of the medical institutions and representatives of several institutions.Buchanan is the second largest seaport in Liberia owned and controlled by the NPA.  NPA management considers Buchanan key and is seeking to develop its infrastructure to international standards.On Friday, October 24, NPA also donated 10 beds and 20 beddings to Phebe Hospital in Gbarnga Bong County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe hugely-popular Martello Adventure Race will again take place once again in the scenic village of Maghery – four miles south-west of Dungloe.The waters around Maghery will be a challenge for the Martello Adventure Race.This is the third annual event which is part of the 2013 Mary from Dungloe International Festival.Coordinated by Dungloe GAA Club with the support of Donegal Sports Partnership, the event has become a popular event with local and visiting adventure athletes along the country roads of the Rosses area. The event which includes in this order a 5k run, 20k cycle and a 350 meter water obstacle on Maghery beach will cater for swimmers and non swimmers.This years event is sponsored by Top Shop, Dungloe and Bike It Bike Hire, Dungloe and will provide a physical and mental challenge for all abilities of athlete and will be run over some of the most scenic areas in west Donegal taking in along the route Clendra Hill (famous for the Mass Rock) Traigh Eanach Bay, Meenacross and Maghery Bay.This fun event is open to all abilities and will include age categories for adult men and women senior and over 40’s and is also open to teams of two or three participants to get together for the challenge.Preceding the Martello event will be the Mini Martello for under 12 and 16 boys and girls. In addition to the category prizes each finisher will also receive a specially designed medal and be provided with post event refreshments. Changing facilities are also availableRegistration will take place at Maghery Community Centre on the day from 12 pm for Mini event with the adult event due to commence at 2.30pm, pre registration can also be completed on the Run Ireland website, further info on our Facebook page ONLY THE BRAVE SIGN UP FOR MARTELLO ADVENTURE RACE! was last modified: July 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dungloeMartello Adventure Racelast_img read more