Harbel, Liberia, West Africa – June 2019 – The Firestone Liberia, Inc. Medical Center, in partnership with the American surgical team, Children’s Surgery International (CSI), are gearing up for the next joint mission to be held in January 2020. This mission will mark the 10th anniversary of the partnership.
As with previous CSI Missions, the focus will be cranial facial (cleft lip and palate), urological and general surgeries. For questions and to schedule screening for the upcoming mission, please call 0770729924, 0777253672, 0777511263, 0770404482, 0776535462, or 0777605733.
To date, the joint mission has provided surgeries free of charge to more than 900 patients since the first surgical mission in 2010. As with previous missions, surgeries and surgical care is completely free of charge.
This surgical mission partnership highlights Bridgestone Americas – Firestone Liberia’s parent company – global commitment to corporate social responsibility, Our Way to Serve, that serves as a framework for the way we do business and how we create a lasting social impact in our communities where we operate.
The Firestone Medical Center currently treats over 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 for Liberians inside and outside of Firestone. The hospital also works with the Ministry of Health for the awareness and control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
About Firestone Natural Rubber Company, LLC:
Firestone Natural Rubber Company, LLC traces its origins back to 1926 when The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company first established a natural rubber production facility in Liberia, West Africa. The company operates a 118,000-acre rubber growing and processing facility, employing approximately 6,000 teammates who harvest and process natural rubber. After processing, the natural rubber is shipped to Bridgestone Americas’ tire plants in North America for the manufacture of tires. Firestone Natural Rubber Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.