Brick by Brick: The Business of Rebuilding Liberia
Dr. Lydon Mabande Discusses Liberian Health And Medicine At Bridgestone Americas Headquarters In Nashville
On Friday, June 17, Firestone Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lyndon G. Mabande spoke with teammates at the Nashville, Tenn., headquarters of Bridgestone Americas, a parent company of Firestone Liberia, Inc., about the role that the Firestone Medical Center plays in Liberia and the impact of its health care projects on the farm and surrounding communities.
Addressing a packed room, Mabande gave a detailed presentation on the Firestone Medical Center and the outstanding developments that have been made since the hospital was destroyed during Liberia’s civil war. He also discussed the scarcity of proper medical treatment in Liberia and described the health care system that is offered to Firestone Liberia’s employees and their families. Mabande also emphasized that the hospital does much more than serve only Firestone employees; it is open to all Liberian people in need of medical care.
In his role as Chief Medical Officer, Mabande coordinates all activities of Firestone Liberia’s medical services. Mabande also advises the company on professional and clinical policies and procedures that impact the health and welfare of employees, their dependents and the general public.
Mabande earned his M.D. at A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine (University of Liberia) and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia. He recently received a Postgraduate Diploma from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in Health Services Management. Mabande currently serves as the National President of the Family Planning Association of Liberia and as Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Voluntary Blood Donor Association of Liberia. He is a past president of the Liberia Medical and Dental Association.
Posted by: Don Darden
June 17, 2011