CEREMONIE DU DON DE MEDICO LCF POUR EBOLA, AU LIBERIA
La remise du don du MEDICO LCF au Ministère de la Santé a eu lieu le 14 février 2015. La cérémonie s’est déroulée en présence du Vice-Ministre de la Santé du Libéria, Mathew FLOMO, du Président de Zone du Lions Club du Libéria, Dickson DOE, Dr Jerry BROWN Médecin-Chef de ELWA Hospital, Dr Luarine COOPER County Health Officer pour le Grand Cape Mount où se trouve le Saint Timothy Hospital de Robertsport.
Je joins le discours que j’ai prononcé.
Cette cérémonie a eu une belle couverture de presse, en première page du quotidien « Inquirer » et à la radio nationale.
Toutes mes félicitations pour la générosité du don.
L’ambulance en très bon état, a été particulièrement appréciée car le ELWA Hospital en était dépourvu jusqu’ici.
Joël GODEAU Ambassadeur de France au Libéria
SPEECH delivered by His Excellency the Ambassador of France, on the occasion of the contribution ceremony, marking the second Donation of materials provided by Medico Lions Club of France, to the Ministry of Health, on Saturday, the 14th of February 2015.
Chairman of the Liberian Lion’s Club zone,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to deliver a few words.
As Ambassador of France in Liberia, I am very honored to attend this contribution ceremony.
In response to the call of Her Excellency, President Ellen JOHNSON-SIRLEAF, conveyed by the District governor of Lion’s Club International and by the Chairman of the Liberian Lion’s Club zone, the MEDICO LIONS CLUB OF FRANCE decided to provide an emergency assistance to the Liberian people, on November 18, 2014 and committed itself to send another container.
Few months thereafter, the MEDICO LIONS CLUB OF FRANCE brings an additional contribution to the rehabilitation of the Liberian Health system.
The medical equipments as well as the ambulance, which are presented today, will be distributed to two hospitals, one located in Paynesville (James Davies memorial Hospital in Nezoe) and the other in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County (St. Timothy Hospital).
Let me seize this opportunity to congratulate the members of the Liberian Lions Club, its Chairman in particular and the well-mobilized members of the French Lions Club.
I would like to also pay tribute to all the Liberian and International Health workers involved in the reconstruction of the Liberian Health System as the country is recovering, following the deadly outbreak of Ebola which as you know, is not over.
This laudable contribution reflects the solidarity shown by the French people and the French Government to the countries affected by Ebola, including Liberia.
I can assure you that the French people, in particular through humanitarian associations like MEDICO LIONS CLUB OF FRANCE, will remain alongside the Liberian people.
Thank you very much for your attention.