The project carried out by Q&T has responded to the pressing need to guarantee a basic sanitary standard for the Liberian population, able to guarantee the performance of a dignified treatment and the safeguarding of health.
The initiative has turned out of fundamental importance and actuality since, within the scope of the project, there were numerous maternity wards. This in light of the enormous implications linked to the issue of infant mortality.
In 2014, at the height of the Ebola crisis, a representative of the German Red Cross visited the maternity wards of numerous hospitals in the Liberian capital Monrovia, showing the state of the operating theaters and the relative departments dedicated to sterilization.
The results of the analysis of the used equipment showed a serious compromise of those components that were supposed to guarantee a correct and healthy water supply.
The only sterilizer in use was in such a state as to require the department, and therefore also the operating rooms, to close completely until complete solution of the problems.
Liberia is a country with a high epidemic risk in relation to devastating pathologies such as yellow fever, typhoid, meningitis, tuberculosis, hepatitis, AIDS and malaria.
For this reason, it is crucial that hospitals are equipped with the best sterilization equipment and departments.
The project was conceived with the intention of providing essential medical equipment for adequate care of patients, new mothers and newborns, at every stage of their stay.
Q&T has contributed to raising health standards through the supply of state-of-the-art medical equipment, such as autoclaves and sterilizers, and the vast array of equipment associated with testing and laboratory activities.
Following the implementation of the project, clinics and hospital facilities in Monrovia – capital and most populous city of Liberia – have recorded an increase in the sanitary standard, averting the relapse into epidemic outbreaks up to then present due to the bad state in which they poured the old equipment supplied.
Q&T: “We design a better future”.