Liberia: Hundreds Receive Free Medical Services At Arcelormittal-Supported Community Health Outreach in Nimba

Nimba County ─ Hundreds of residents of three communities in Nimba County have begun benefiting from a weeklong free medical outreach program launched by ArcelorMittal Liberia in conjunction with the Nimba County Health Team.

A team of medical professionals including doctors and nurses from the ArcelorMittal Liberia and the Nimba County Health Team is simultaneously visiting Gbapa, Lugbeyee, and Bunadin and offering free medical care to residents such as onsite physical examination & medical consultations, medical treatment, and referrals of special cases where necessary.

Voluntary vaccination for COVID-19 and screening for other illnesses is also being carried out.

The launch of the free medical outreach in Gbapa on January 10, 2022, brought together local chiefs and officials, several women, and youth and will last for a week.

“We are starting with three communities in the rail and mines communities, and we are mainly targeting the youths, women, and children. We are treating common illnesses including Malaria, Respiratory infection (Cough), Skin Disease (Fungus Infection), and Sexually Transmitted Disease. When we see big sickness (complication), we will refer you to the hospital,” said Dr. Garfee Williams, Chief Medical Officer of AML Health Services.

Nimba County Health Officer (CHO) Dr. Netty Joe assured beneficiaries that they will do as much as they can to capture every targeted community and those with complications will be referred to a surgical team that is expected to arrive in Nimba in March.