Surgical Instruments Arrive in Liberia

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Article by Liam Carstens

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Brother’s Brother Foundation regularly provides surgical instruments to our partners throughout the world. We are able to do this through the generosity of our hospital donors and the tireless volunteer hours of Dr. Graham Johnstone, a BBF Advisory Trustee, who sorts and organizes the instruments at our Pittsburgh facility.

One of BBF’s partners includes Partner Liberia who operates the Oniyama Specialist and Teaching Hospital (OSTH) on Bushrod Island in Monrovia, Liberia. A recent donation of surgical instruments from BBF has helped outfit and resupply the surgical suite of the facility, complementing a previous shipment we provided of hospital equipment.

The co-founder of Partner Liberia, Michael D. Davis, RT PhD, discussed our most recent contribution,

“This was a huge donation from our friends at Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF). We have worked together for almost a decade on healthcare and solar power projects. A few years ago, they donated all of our hospital exam tables and enough medical monitors and other equipment to fill a shipping container. Our hospital would not be open without their generosity.

Last year, a surgeon started performing small surgical procedures at our hospital. He made a shopping list of surgical tools he needed that he could not find in country. I turned the list over to BBF and they responded with 100 pounds of very high quality surgical tools … jam-packed into three surgical trays to minimize space since they knew I had to carry it all over. After a few hours of unpacking and inventorying, we have a very well stocked operating theater.”


BBF is pleased to provide surgical instruments to groups such as Partner Liberia for med-surg trips and for container shipments. For more information on how to apply for support, please visit our website here.

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Article by Liam Carstens

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Brother’s Brother Foundation regularly provides surgical instruments to our partners throughout the world. We are able to do this through the generosity of our hospital donors and the tireless volunteer hours of Dr. Graham Johnstone, a BBF Advisory Trustee, who sorts and organizes the instruments at our Pittsburgh facility.

One of BBF’s partners includes Partner Liberia who operates the Oniyama Specialist and Teaching Hospital (OSTH) on Bushrod Island in Monrovia, Liberia. A recent donation of surgical instruments from BBF has helped outfit and resupply the surgical suite of the facility, complementing a previous shipment we provided of hospital equipment.

The co-founder of Partner Liberia, Michael D. Davis, RT PhD, discussed our most recent contribution,

“This was a huge donation from our friends at Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF). We have worked together for almost a decade on healthcare and solar power projects. A few years ago, they donated all of our hospital exam tables and enough medical monitors and other equipment to fill a shipping container. Our hospital would not be open without their generosity.

Last year, a surgeon started performing small surgical procedures at our hospital. He made a shopping list of surgical tools he needed that he could not find in country. I turned the list over to BBF and they responded with 100 pounds of very high quality surgical tools … jam-packed into three surgical trays to minimize space since they knew I had to carry it all over. After a few hours of unpacking and inventorying, we have a very well stocked operating theater.”


BBF is pleased to provide surgical instruments to groups such as Partner Liberia for med-surg trips and for container shipments. For more information on how to apply for support, please visit our website here.

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