Several Returnees Benefit Free Medical Services


Hundreds of Liberian returnees are benefiting from free medical services being provided by humanitarian organization Making Our Children Safe Again Foundation (MOCSA-F). The initiative was carried out MOCSA in partnership with the Liberian Refugees Repatriation and Resettlement (LRRRC). The three-day medical outreach ran from Tuesday, June 18, 2024 to Thursday, June 20, 2024 at the Johnsonville Transit Center in Montserrado County with hundreds of returnees catered to.  Services provided by the MOCSA-F team include: full laboratory services, medication, referral to other health services or specialists, health promotion and education among others. Speaking in an interview with reporters during the exercise, Madam Yuconjay Noyu Barchue, Executive Director of MOCSA-F explained that the initiative is pillared to provide free medical assistance to returnees.  According to her, the organization’s goal is to ensure that returnees are provided with the basic medical services so as to ensure their wellness in society.  “We are providing this opportunity to our returnees because they too deserve good health. Some of the folks here need medical services, but are financially incapacitated. To achieve this, our organization is partnering with LRRRC here at the Johnsonville Transit Camp. This is just the first day and we are expected to be here for the next two days or so,” Madam Barchue told reporters.  According to her, plans are underway to take the medical outreach to other transit centers across the country including the CARI Transit Canter in Bong County. The beneficiaries, in separate remarks, extolled MOCSA-F for its kind humanitarian gesture that aims to save lives. “My son, this intervention came at the right time. This has made some of us to know that we are moving around but sick.  I was checked today. I want to tell this organization thank you for their free medical services to us,” said a beneficiary. “We thank God for this opportunity. We have been sick but because we don’t have money to go to hospital or clinic so this has been eating us up. Today, we are checked freely and are supplied the needed medication,” stated another beneficiary.  Accordingly, MOCSA-F is a non-profit organization that was established in 2019. MOCSA Foundation is a dedicated organization advocating for the development and well-being of vulnerable individuals in Liberian society. We work closely with communities to provide sustainable aid that focuses on education and healthcare, empowering individuals, and securing the future of our nation. It is in line with its mission that the organization provided those free healthcare services to the hundreds of returnees repatriated from Ghana under the auspices of the Liberia Refugees Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC).  With the understanding the challenges returnees face, particularly in terms of health and well-being, the organization deployed a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to address the immediate medical needs of these individuals.  “We are committed to working closely with the LRRRC to ensure our services align with the returnees’ needs and your commission’s strategic goals. We believe that our collaboration can significantly enhance the quality of life for these individuals, aiding their smooth transition back into Liberian society,” said a MOCSA Foundation statement.  Meanwhile, the MOCSA Foundation is urgently seeking help from like-minded Organizations to augment its efforts in helping the Returnees, adding: “Your contributions can make a significant difference in the lives of these returnees, ensuring they receive the medical care they desperately need. We can help them rebuild their lives and foster a healthier community.”

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