UBC donates medical kits to Southern Region


January 29, 2015  By Tiva Ansumana in Bo

Head of the United Brethren in Christ Church (UBC) Conference, Bishop John Pessima, has on behalf of the mission presented medical kits worth millions of Leones to the Resident Minister South, Mr. Muctaru Conteh, and the Regional and District Ebola Response Coordinators, Hon. Eric B. Jumu and Mr. Sahr K. Foyoh, respectively, at the Provincial Administration building, Tikonko Road in Bo.

The donated items include 77 cartons of assorted medical kits, and 17 bundles of bed sheets and blankets, which will be distributed to medical units in the southern region.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Bishop Pessima said the UBC mission had made a request on behalf of the people of Sierra Leone to friends in Germany and America to help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak which has killed more than 2,000 Sierra Leoneans since last May.

He revealed that Sierra Leoneans living in Pennsylvania in the United States contributed immensely to the donation.

Bishop Pessima maintained that 50% of the items have already been donated to the Western Rural and Urban Districts Ebola Response Coordinators, while 25% was allocated for the southern and northern regions respectively. He disclosed that another consignment of foodstuff is expected from Germany.

Resident Minister South, Muctaru Conteh, expressed gratitude to the UBC Conference for their kind gesture, but requested for condoms to be included in any subsequent donation because Ebola survivors would need them for safe sex with their spouses.

Regional and District Ebola Response Coordinators, Hon. Eric B. Jumu and Sahr K. Foyoh, respectively, commended the UBC Conference for their support to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, and promised the items will be evenly distributed among the four districts – Bo, Pujehun, Moyamba and Bonthe – in the region.