MOH Establishes Foundation for Ebola Survivor, Salome Karwah

On behalf of the Ministry of Health, I wish to express my deepest

condolence to the family of the late Salome Karwah, who had survived the Ebola, but died from complications of child- birth on February 21, 2017, at the age of 28, just four days after giving birth.

Although the death occurred seven months ago, an immediate investigation was requested by the Ministry of Health through the office of the Chief Medical Officer, Republic of Liberia to the institution clothed with the authority, Liberian Medical and Dental Association, which was fulfilled as requested. Let me indicate that the Ministry of

Health has instituted as a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to immediately carry on a death audit whenever a woman dies while giving birth; hence this was done by the Montserrado County Health Team.

What is important here is that we lost an energetic female who has a desire to become a nurse in order to save the lives of others.

Her experience as a victim of Ebola, recuperation and willingness to save others was commendable placing her on the “Time Magazine”.

As a Ministry and in consultation with the family, it is with heavy heart yet a deep commitment to dreams and aspiration of the late Mrs.

Salome Karwah to established the “Salome Karwah Foundation’’with a mission to provide for children that lost their parents from Ebola and Children that lost their mothers while giving them birth.

The Legal Framework in the establishment of the Foundation will begin immediately, but we are therefore calling on humanitarian, philanthropies, Organizations and individuals to immediately assist the

surviving kids of the late Salome Karwah.

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