Samaritan Purse International Reveals New ELWA Hospital Draft Plan

Wednesday, 4th April 2012

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has been shown the draft drawing plan that will be used to construct the new ELWA Hospital by Samaritan Purse International on the second leg of his visit to the United States in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Vice President was also briefed on the many projects that Samaritan Purse International has undertaken in Liberia in the areas of community development, health and nutrition, operation Christmas Child among others. The New ELWA Hospital according to Dr. Franklin Graham will cover one hundred and forty beds and is expected to be the best in Liberia.

According to the Vice Presidentís Media Director George Saah, the new hospital will have critical areas found in state of the art hospital anywhere. A dispatch from Charlotte in North Carolina also said that nurses will be prepared and orientated to conform to the principles of Christianity at the new hospital, by ministering to patients through their actions.

Dr. Graham said they have plans to include pastoral ministry in the hospital because it is a Christian hospital that will benefit the people of Liberia. On other programs that the Samaritan purse will be undertaken, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan Purse International, Dr. Franklin Graham said three airstrips in Foya,Lofa County, Fish Town in Rivergee County and Yekepa in Nimba County will be rehabilitated by Samaritan Purse International.

Meanwhile, Vice President Boakai over the weekend met with the Liberian Community in Charlotte, North Carolina and briefed them on development back home in Liberia. He spoke of reforms in the many programs of Government that are currently underway to bring them in conformity with the reality of time.

To commemorate Palm Sunday, Vice President Boakai and delegation worshipped at the Turner Chapel AME Church in North Marietta, outside Atlanta in Georgia. The Vice President and delegation leaves charlotte, North Carolina for Phoenix, Arizona to discuss assistance for community colleges in Liberia.