MAF flights have helped Mercy Ships to grow skills in rural areas of Liberia.
Joshua Nador has hope for the future of Liberia after a two-year project with Mercy Ships helped to grow the skills of a generation of health workers.
Expertise from the Mercy Ships team together with MAF flights to isolated parts of Liberia, equip hospital workers and improve levels of care for patients.
Leadership consultant Joshua worked with Mercy Ships on the project which supported Redemption Hospital in the capital Monrovia, Emirates in Bopolu, plus JJ Dossen in Harper and Jackson F. Doe in Tapeta.
He said: “MAF has been useful in supporting all Mercy Ships programs. We operate programs at four hospitals, two of which require air travel, Tapeta and Harper due to the inaccessible roads.
“Traveling by road, especially to Harper, would take a week or more due to several issues with the roads. MAF has been precious in efficiently transporting the team to Harper, contributing to the project’s success.”
Most medical professionals undergo extensive training before starting work in hospital facilities, but they have benefited from more emphasis on leadership.
“Mercy Ships has played a crucial role in providing comprehensive leadership training and organizational dynamics for healthcare practitioners,” Joshua said,
“This training wasn't exclusively for Mercy Ships employees but extended to hospitals both within and outside Monrovia. The administrations of the four hospitals were highly satisfied and eager to have their health workers trained.”
“They now understand the fundamental components of leadership, including character development, competence, and vision for the hospital,” Joshua said. “The transformation brought about by the training in these four hospitals has established new guidelines and rules for effective operation.’’
Joshua is also Assistant pastor at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship church and he said the partnership with MAF was making a big difference in the nation.
“MAF has helped greatly in these conditions. We are deeply grateful for the invaluable support MAF Liberia provides. May God bless their work, enabling effective partnerships not only for the ships but also for organizations like Monrovia Christian Fellowship church,” he said.
“Thank you to MAF for partnering with the Republic of Liberia and aiding Christian ministries, agencies, and NGOs to work effectively across Liberia.”
The condition of the roads was a big challenge and previous attempts by the Mercy Ships team to travel overland took several days.