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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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Construction Projects

Medical Equipment Airlifted to ELWA Hospital in Liberia

Samaritan’s Purse airlifted medical supplies and equipment to the new ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, from Greensboro, North Carolina, on August 22. These supplies will help ready the hospital before its dedication ceremony on October 22. Samaritan’s Purse first began working on new facilities for ELWA Hospital in 2011 when Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Post-Ebola Leadership Training for Liberia’s Communities

The Ebola epidemic was traumatic for many, many Liberians, and the need for post-outbreak counseling has been obvious. In addition, an important concern arose during the Ebola outbreak that, while slightly less obvious, has no less need to be addressed: leadership development. During the spread of Ebola, a lack of leadership became evident in many…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Ebola Memorial Cemetery Dedicated in Liberia

Foya, Liberia, is a large, rural community nestled between the borders of Guinea and Sierra Leone. It is the place where Ebola (EVD) first came to Liberia in March 2014. As the epicenter for the Liberian Ebola outbreak, the people of Foya intimately experienced the horrors of the disease, which infected 10,675 people and killed…

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Our Ministry

Samaritan’s Purse Honored in Liberia

People walked the streets with joyful hearts, showed off new clothes, shared meals with their families, and enjoyed a day off work. It was July 26—independence day in Liberia. This year, the festivities seemed especially joyous as Liberians also celebrated the end of the unprecedented outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease that had plagued their nation.…

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Health & Medical Ministries

ELWA Hospital – Trinity Dental Clinic, Liberia- April, August-November 2019

Trinity Dental Clinic, Paynesville City, Liberia – Trinity Dental Clinic (TDC) is a 4-chair dental clinic, offering basic dental at the lowest price possible. The clinic consistently sees 25-35 patients a day. Since opening in 2005, the clinic has registered and treated on average 4,650 patients annually. The clinic also outfits and supports “satellite” clinics…

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Health & Medical Ministries

Ebola Free in Liberia

On March 27, 2014, the first case of Ebola was reported in Liberia. The months that followed were filled with fear and death. More than 9,500 people were infected, and 4,301 died from the disease. Samaritan’s Purse responded aggressively through the office that we’ve had in the country for more than a decade. During the…

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Construction Projects

Construction Resumes on Hospital in Liberia

With the deadly Ebola virus finally declining in Liberia, Samaritan’s Purse is resuming construction of a much-needed hospital near Monrovia. A recommencement ceremony of the Samaritan’s Purse Liberia hospital project in partnership with ELWA Hospital and Serving in Mission (SIM) took place at the construction site on April 15. The program opened with a prayer,…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Why I Went Back to Liberia and Will Again

Bev Kauffeldt recently returned to Liberia to serve as the Ebola Response Lead for several weeks. She is married to Kendell, who serves as the Liberia Country Director. They are currently working from North America and desire to return home one day with their two sons. *Warning: Reading this blog may make you feel uncomfortable—I…

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