12 November 2012

Liberia: Hope Returns to Liberian Kids Again - As Children's Surgery International Embarks On Fourth Mission to Liberia

An American medical charity group, under the banner of Children's Surgery International (CSI), has arrived in Liberia on its fourth medical mission to perform free surgeries at the Firestone Medical Center in Duside, outside Harbel, on Liberian children afflicted by various kinds of facial deformities and other pediatric conditions.

The team which touched down on Friday, November 9, 2012, at the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County, is expected to be in the country for one week. Members of the team were met upon arrival by senior teammates of Firestone Liberia including G. Rufus Karmorh, Public Affairs Manager.

According to a release, the CSI team which was on similar mission early this year will perform these medical operations in close collaboration with medical personnel assigned at the Firestone Medical Center

During the team's last mission, the American doctors and nurses in joint partnership with their Firestone counterparts performed nearly 100 surgical operations on kids and young people. The Minnesota based medical charity organization's major concentration will be to treat children with urological problems as well as cleft and palates lips.

The Firestone Hospital currently treats over 9,000 patients each month. In addition, Firestone Liberia is partnering with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and UNICEF to store and administer vaccines that help prevent Liberians from a range of diseases. The hospital also works with the Ministry of Health for the control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

The Management of Firestone Liberia is also providing additional logistical and administrative support to CSI as a means of making the medical mission a resounding success.

Meanwhile, the 25-member medical team which comprises doctors, nurses and other social workers is also expected to conduct training and provide practical experience for some of their Liberian counterparts.

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