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Mayor Koijee Welcomes Mercy Ships


Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Tamba Koijee welcomed the arrival of Mercy Ships into the country, particularly the city of Monrovia. Mercy Ships is an international charity. Mercy Ships currently operates the largest nongovernmental hospital ship in the world providing humanitarian aid like free health care, community development projects, community health education, mental health programs, agriculture projects, and palliative care for terminally ill patients. Mercy Ships has operated in more than 57 developing nations and 18 developed nations around the world, with a current focus on the countries of Africa. The members of the arrived in Liberia on the 5th of October 2018. Speaking at a major press conference Wednesday October 10, 2018, Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee said he is happy that Mercy Ships will be in the country for the next six months providing healthcare services along with the Ministry of Health. According to him, this is a good beginning and the Liberian Government must be commended for such enormous partnership, urging Liberians and other residents to make use of such golden opportunity. “We need to make maximum use to deal with some of the complicated health issues in the country,” he said. October every year is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s one of the most common cancers among women and men are slowly adding to the statistics. Meanwhile, Mayor Koijee has called on all Liberians and residents in the country to join the campaign in helping women, men and the rest of the world in creating the awareness on breast cancer.