Press Release July 29, 2018, Laurel, Maryland THE MINIMALLY INVASIVE VASCULAR CENTER PARTNERS WITH JANJAY VILLAGE OF HOPE TO BUILD NEW CLINIC IN LIBERIA WEST AFRICA Grand Bassa County has one of the highest child mortality rates of all fifteen counties in Liberia with 101 deaths per 1,000 live births compared to the national average of 78 deaths per 1,000 live births (2008 Census Report). Children younger than five have less chance of surviving with 160 deaths per 1,000 children. Grand Bassa is also one of the poorest counties in Liberia with 74% of households with unmet basic needs are headed by women. Not surprisingly, there is a strong correlation between poverty, health, and education as the county has the lowest literacy rate of all fifteen counties. Only 35.6%[i] of adults can read and write. Over 60% of women give birth outside of a health facility or walk on an average 3-4 hours to the nearest health facility. The clinic will give the most vulnerable group of society better access to healthcare, education and referral services. Some of this group include pregnant women, infants, children and girls who are physically and mentally confined. The project goals include:
Increased number of rural population access to healthcare
Improved healthcare services for women especially expectant mothers, infants and children
Improved reproductive health and family planning services.
Improved counseling on women illnesses and treatment choices, with appropriate referral whenever suitable e.g. mothers with emergency; Antenatal Care Services to promote safe and clean deliveries.
“Our goals are to encourage everyone to give back. We are looking to raise $60,000 for the development of the clinic”, says, Dr. Jeffery Dormu, CEO, Founder and Chief Vascular Surgeon of the Minimally Invasive Vascular Center. Dr. Dormu has a special connection to Liberia. His father, Alfonso K. Dormu, Sr., was a Howard Educated Attorney who was born in Nigeria and grew up in Liberia. He was one of the Founding Fathers of Liberia and is the primary author of the Liberian Constitution “As a Business Developer, it has been a long-time goal of mine to help build communities, design and develop infrastructure and help to create economies of scale that benefit those who live and migrate to Sub Saharan Africa. Safe and reliable healthcare is the first step in this process.” Says, Wendy Muhammad, President and Director of Business Affairs Make all checks payable to Janjay Village of Hope. Cash donations can be dropped off at 9201 Cherry Lane, Laurel, Maryland, 20708. About Janjay Village of Hope: Janjay village of Hope is a 501c 3 organization founded in the United States and registered in Liberia with the sole purpose of engaging in a variety of community empowerment, health and education projects for poor people in rural communities. These include (youth, women, seniors, children and people with disability) Mission- is to provide a structured, safe, Christ-centered learning and healthy environment for poor people in rural communities, Liberia, West Africa. About the Minimally Invasive Vascular Centers: The Minimally Invasive Vascular Center is a vascular and weight loss surgery center located in metropolitan Washington, DC. It’s Award Winning business model of specialty micro hospitals that offers minimally invasive treatment for several different disease factors is increasing access to complex healthcare treatment for nearby communities. ]]>