28 Mar 2017

We Are Like You project is granted 180,756 USD

The Basque Agency for Cooperation for Development recently granted a 180,756 USD (£143,560) aid to the We Are Like You project, aimed to improve the care of mental health and the social-sanitary environment in Monrovia, Liberia.

Mikel Tellaeche, Head of Health Programs of the Saint Benedict Menni Health Center in Monrovia, has shown the satisfaction of Sisters Hospitallers for this contribution, “which sums up one third of the project´s total budget and lead us to be very optimistic on the prompt start into operation of the Step-Down Unit for mental health patients”.

The aid granted to We Are Like You  aims to improve, after the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak, the social-sanitary environment of the area where the Saint Benedict Menni Health Center is located, and to settle a specialized care unit for people with mental illness and intellectual handicaps, with the knowledge of Spain´s Aita Menni Hospital.