Firestone Liberia, in partnership with Children’s Surgery International (CSI), is gearing up for an upcoming joint surgical mission to be held in January 2020 at the Firestone Medical Center at Duside. The mission will mark the 10th anniversary of the partnership between Firestone Liberia and CSI.
From January 16 – 24, a team of doctors, nurses, medical professionals and volunteers representing CSI, along with a medical team and volunteers from Firestone Liberia, will provide surgeries and surgical care to the children of Liberia. This year’s mission will focus primarily on urological and general surgical procedures, and as with previous missions, surgeries, surgical care, and patient accommodation will be provided completely free of charge.
Medical screenings for the mission began in October of 2018, and currently more than 79 pediatric patients, ranging from infants to young adults, have been prescheduled for surgeries. The screening process is expected to continue through early January 2020, and for questions and screening information please call 0770729924, 0777253672, 0777511263, 0770404482, 0776535462, or 0777605733.
Since the first surgical mission in 2010, the joint missions have provided free-of-charge surgeries to more than 900 patients – benefiting children and young adults in Liberia and surrounding countries. Leading up to the week of surgeries, CSI and Firestone Liberia teams will be working in communities outside of Firestone Liberia to administer deworming medication. It is expected that more than 4,000 children will be treated during the joint CSI/Firestone Liberia deworming exercise.
“The CSI mission not only provides crucial surgeries to Liberian children who otherwise may not have access to quality healthcare”, said Doctor Benedict Wollor, Medical Director, Firestone Liberia, “but it is also an exciting time for our hospital staff as they benefit from the invaluable hands-on surgical training and medical lectures provided by CSI as part of their ongoing commitment to global medical training and education.”
On average Firestone Medical Services treats more than 5,000 patients – company employees and their dependents – each month. In addition, Firestone Liberia collaborates with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and UNICEF to store and administer vaccines that help prevent a range of diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.