The ECOL (Evangelical Churches of Liberia) medical mission team has not been able to travel to rural villages for mobile clinics due to COVID-19 restrictions, but they are active during this pandemic. The team has been responding to emergency cases as I receive calls from villagers in rural Liberia about health emergencies. During this new normal, our contact pastors in the rural regions are usually contacted when there is an emergency. The contact pastors verify the emergency and recruit young men who cover 3-6 hours on foot to get to locations that have phone coverage and make SOS calls to me or the head of the medical team. We use our ECOL motorbike as an ambulance to go in and bring the critically ill patients to Monrovia.
So far, we have brought 5 persons to the ELWA Hospital for immediate medical treatment. The medical fund that was donated by EMA-USA ($1,500) is currently being used to cover the cost of transportation, medical bills, and feeding/lodging of patients that we bring to Monrovia.
Many are receiving medical treatment at ELWA hospital through the ECOL medical outreach ministry fund: