Liberia: Political Parties’ Women Donate to JFK Hospital

As part of its many activities in commemorating this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), the Coalition of Political Parties’ Women in Liberia (COPPWIL) on Thursday, March 4, 2021 identified with nurses at the maternity walls of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) in Monrovia.

This year’s IWD was held under the global theme: “Women in leadership achieving an equal future in covid-19 world,” and the national theme: “Women is leadership standing together against violence in election procedure in a covid-19 world.”

Situated on 22nd Street in Sinkor, Monrovia, the JFK is the nation’s biggest referral hospital. It was built at the request of former Liberian President William V.S. Tubman, whose 1961 visit with former U.S. President John F. Kennedy laid the groundwork for USAID funding for a national medical center in Liberia.

COPPWIL is the conglomeration of women drawn from all 28 registered political parties in Liberia with the aim of promoting women’s participation in politics and political governance.

As part of its gesture, the women group donated assorted food items and anti covid-19 materials to nurses assigned at the maternity wall at the JFK for their immeasurable services to the health delivery system.

Speaking during the presentation of the food items to the hospital, the Vice President for Operations of COPPWIL, Madam Rosette G. Jones, said the group’s gesture was geared to recognize the cardinal role that women play in society, especially in the health sector of the country.