DFID Hands over Moyamba Ebola Treatment Centre Site to Health Ministry

Freetown, Dec. 22, 2015 (MOHS) – DFID Ebola Team Leader, Lee Ferguson has handed over the 100 Beds Moyamba Ebola Treatment Centre site manned by Medicos Del Mundo to the Moyamba District Health Management Team at a ceremony held at Kayamba Chiefdom, Moyamba district.

moyamba_EbolaThe Moyamba Ebola Treatment Centre site

Handing over the facility, DFID Team Leader, Lee Ferguson commended the people of Moyamba for the warm reception accorded them during their stay in the district.

moyamba_Ebola1R-L: DFID Team Leader, Lee Ferguson handing over the document to the Chiefdon Speaker, Chief Adu Mboyawa

Lee Ferguson told his audience that the donated assets and consumables on the site are of significant value to the community, and the District Health Management Team for ownership.

Deputizing Paramount Chief Foday Gulama of Kayamba chiefdom, the Chiefdom Speaker, Chief Adu Mboyawa expressed thanks and appreciation to DFID for the wonderful gift, adding that the people of Moyamba district would always remember them as a friend.

In his remarks, the Chairman, Moyamba District Council, Prof. Bob Kandeh commended DFID stating that it is an indication for the Ministry and government to build on the existing structure for sustainability.

moyamba_Ebola3Chairman, Moyamba District Council, Prof. Bob Kandeh

Receiving on behalf of the government, the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Foday Sawi Lahai described the event as a great day for the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and expressed thanks to DFID and the community for the gesture.

moyamba_Ebola2Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister 1, Foday Sawi Lahai

He recalled when he visited the Primary Health Care facility in Moyamba and noticed that it was totally small and congested, adding that with this site it would help them to do effective and efficient health care delivery system for the people of Moyamba.

Mr. Sawi Lahai informed his audience that as a ministry they are committed in ensuring that they improve on health care delivery service for all in the country. He added that one such friend in supporting the Ministry is DFID who has been part of the Early Recovery plan and also part of the Health System Strengthening.

Other speakers includes the Director of Primary Health Care, Dr. Joseph Kandeh and the District Medical Officer, Moyamba, Dr. Alfredo Mousa.

moyamba_Ebola4Conducted tour of part of the facilities

Signing of the Handing over Document and a conducted tour of the facility formed high point of ceremony.

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