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Health & Medical Ministries

ELWA Hospital, Liberia – General Surgeon – December 2018-January 2019 and ongoing

ELWA Hospital, Liberia – ELWA Hospital was opened in 1965 and has recently completed a revitalization program through Samaritan’s Purse. The new hospital was dedicated in October of 2016.  It is now an 81 bed facility: (20) male medical/surgical, (20) female medical/surgical, (18) pediatrics, (16) post-partum, 7 Labor & Delivery beds.  The medical staff is led by a…

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Health & Medical Ministries

ELWA Hospital, Liberia – OB/GYN, and Family Practice

ELWA Hospital, Liberia – ELWA Hospital was opened in 1965 and has recently completed a revitalization program through Samaritan’s Purse. The new hospital was dedicated in October of 2016.  It is now an 81 bed facility: (20) male medical/surgical, (20) female medical/surgical, (18) pediatrics, (16) post-partum, 7 Labor & Delivery beds.  The medical staff is led by a…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Sports Ministry Brings Liberian Children Health and Healing

Kumba, 17, still has bullet fragments in her leg from when she was shot at age 10; she also has many emotional wounds caused by the husband who abandoned her and the death of her newborn two years ago. But these difficulties fade for a little while as she learns to laugh and play again—without…

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Health & Medical Ministries

Mending Smiles and Hearts in Liberia

John Wreh was born with a cleft lip and almost did not survive. The problem was not physical though—fear and ignorance nearly placed John in an early grave. His community in Liberia almost buried him alive because a cleft lip was believed to be a sign of witchcraft. He was not killed but he did…

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Health & Medical Ministries

Sight Restored for Ebola Survivors in Liberia

*Catherine’s face darkened as she thought back to the time in 2014 when Ebola claimed the lives of so many. “The dead were more than the living,” she recalled, eyes brimming with tears. When Catherine’s son became sick, she cared faithfully for him, but eventually he succumbed to the virus. Soon she began feeling ill,…

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Our Ministry

Sampson and Greta Van Susteren Return to Liberia!

After receiving life-changing surgery in the United States—thanks to Mayo Clinic and Greta Van Susteren—a 16-year-old named Sampson has returned home to Liberia aboard our DC-8 and was received with much praise and thanksgiving. Samaritan’s Purse staff in Liberia and the United States were also instrumental in bringing healing—physical and spiritual—to this young man. It…

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Women's Programs

Faithful in Liberia

Ben O’Neil is the maternal and child health program manager for Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia. Am I wrong about the underlying presumptions I’m operating from? That’s the terrifying question every scientist asks him/herself when the observed results don’t match their hypothesis. It’s terrifying because it means that you’re not only wrong about how something happens…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Developing Leaders in Post-Ebola Liberia

When Tanneh Fayieh’s granddaughter died, her community said that Tanneh had killed her. They believed Tanneh was a witch. Although Ebola Virus Disease had been in Liberia for several months, many people didn’t believe the virus was real. But as it quickly infected entire communities, it became hard to deny. Tanneh was forced into a…

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Construction Projects

Reconstructed ELWA Hospital Dedicated in Liberia

When Ebola Virus Disease spread to Liberia in early 2014, ELWA Hospital in Monrovia was thrust to the front lines of a battle to save lives and stop the deadly outbreak. It was at ELWA that Samaritan’s Purse set up an Ebola Treatment Unit to care for patients with the highly contagious and dreaded disease.…

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Animals, Agriculture & Livelihoods

Standing by Liberia

Kaitlyn Lahm is the media relations coordinator for Samaritan’s Purse. She recently traveled to Liberia. Two years ago, Ebola crippled the country of Liberia. I followed the stories closely on the news— but I watched from the comfort of my living room. I listened to the staggering statistics as hundreds of people died each day—but…

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