May 31 2021
Health in the spotlight at APM Terminals Liberia
The company’s Health Fair was an opportunity for interested staff members to perform relevant blood tests, as well as get their COVID-19 vaccine thanks to the collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
May 12th was a day with strong focus on Health and Safety at APM Terminals Liberia, the country’s largest container terminal, operating in the Freeport of Monrovia, with the Health Fair organised by the company in cooperation with its medical partner Clini Lab and with the presence of the representatives of the Ministry of Health. Aimed at increasing health awareness among the employees, the Fair allowed interested staff members get tested for BMI (Body Mass Index), haemoglobin and glucose levels, as well as blood pressure.
In addition, thanks to the coordination of Clini Lab, Ministry of Health also participated in the initiative and helped administer COVID-19 vaccines to all interested employees. Protecting its people against the pandemic has been a key focus areas for the company and a key element in maintaining undisrupted operations despite challenges.
“We are extremely grateful to our partners at the Ministry and Clini Lab for this extraordinary opportunity, which helps us protect our people even better”, shares Jonathan Graham, Managing Director Designate of APM Terminals Liberia. “Throughout our fight with the pandemic, we remain conscious that our frontline staff are essential workers who come to work every day with passion and dedication, despite challenging circumstances, helping us keep our business operational at all times and allowing necessary goods to flow.”
"Today we are proud of making another history by ensuring that workplaces continue to remain safe and conducive for employees. This was made possible through our mobile vaccination team that vaccinated eligible people against COVID-19 at workplaces. Through the COVAX Facility and other donor partners, we were able to receive our first batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which demonstrates the best of humanity. Vaccines save lives and we are all confident that this important milestone will allow Liberia to get back to business and continue our efforts to build back the economy”, shared Adolphus Trokon Clarke, EPI Manager, Ministry of Health Republic of Liberia.
Workplace COVID-19 vaccination program
“The National Port Authority is proud to endorse the strong cooperation between APM Terminals Liberia and the Ministry of Health in this workplace COVID-19 vaccination program. Protecting our ports and port workers is paramount to the mission of NPA and we are pleased to see APM Terminals taking the steps to not only vaccinate its own employees, but also others working in the Port of Monrovia. We look forward to similar partnerships to promote and protect the maritime gateway of Liberia”, said NPA Managing Director, Honorable Bill Twehway.
APM Terminals Liberia has operated in the Freeport of Monrovia since 2011, contributing positively towards developing it into a world class state-of-the-art port, serving not only Liberia, but also neighbouring markets. “We treat this as a commitment to jointly create opportunities for local communities and Liberian businesses and to jointly unlock the full potential of this maritime gateway”, adds Jonathan Graham.
APM Terminals’ health partner Clini Lab shares: “Health fairs are an essential part of education and preventative medicine for communities and companies. They can also help in changing attitude towards certain health and safety topics in addition to facilitating early discovery and treatment of certain health conditions.”
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