$5m Elwa Hospital a New Era for Liberian Healthcare

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by John Stuart 24 October 2016 Dr. John Fankhauser looks out over the tropical, 130-acre Eternal Love Winning All (ELWA) campus in Monrovia, Liberia. On one side of the street. the ELWA Hospital Executive Director sees the past – the old ELWA Hospital that was erected by SIM in 1965 to meet the medical needs of the local people. Since the old hospital opened, nearly 2.7 million people have flowed through the facility, receiving quality care in a country with one of the worst patient-doctor ratios in the world. Through multiple civil wars and most recently the Ebola epidemic, ELWA Hospital has remained true to its vision to “…glorify God by ministering to the whole person – the spirit, the soul and the body…” But after 51 years, the hospital facilities were tired and outdated. Fortunately, on the other side of the street lies the future of ELWA healthcare – … Read More

Construction Resumes on Hospital in Liberia

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Written by: Samaritan’s Purse May 13th, 2015 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 SIM took place at the construction site on April 15. The program opened with a prayer, and then Gentry Taylor, a leadership team member from the Samaritan’s Purse office in Liberia, gave an overview of the project. As cases of Ebola dwindle in Liberia, Samaritan’s Purse gears up for recovery Bev Kauffeldt addressed the guests gathered at the hospital, including Liberia Vice President Joseph Boakai. Kauffeldt has worked in Liberia for 11 years with her husband, Kendell, the Samaritan’s Purse country director, and was appointed to the Ebola task force at the beginning of the outbreak. “[It’s] a hospital that will serve Liberians, and a place for health … Read More