A donation of essential medicines worth around £75,000 has arrived in Liberia to help the country in its response to Covid-19. Working with the Liberian government through its ministry of health in Congo Town, IHP’s in-country partner Life for African Mothers (LFAM), took delivery of our shipment on May 8. This contained 12 Essential Health Packs, each containing a broad assortment of medicines to treat patients, including those with Covid-19.

LFAM, based in Cardiff, works to reduce the number of women that die in pregnancy and childbirth in Sub-Sahara Africa. It has trained more than 400 Liberian midwives and, through its programme run in hospitals and health centres, distributes medicines to prevent post-partum haemorrhage. It helped the government to arrange for IHP’s recent donation.

“These medications came at the right time, in the right place and for the right reasons,” said Dr Wilhelmina Jallah, the country’s minister of health. LFAM’s country director Abdul Fayiah Bah thanked IHP for coming to the aid of Liberians. “We will work to bring in more supplies to help fight this global crisis. Together, we will defeat it,” he added.