Liam Carstens, Executive Director of Pittsburgh based nonprofit, Partner Liberia, will bike the 333 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC in September on the 1st Annual “Ride for Respiratory Health.” The ride will raise funds for and awareness of the work of Partner Liberia in Liberia, West Africa.
Partner Liberia operates the Liberian Respiratory Care Institute (LRCI), a two year degree program that trains Respiratory Therapists to address the leading causes of death in Liberia through clinical practice in healthcare centers, community health outreach, specialty healthcare education, and the provision of home healthcare. Graduates of the school earn well-paying jobs in a nation where they are scarce and work directly and immediately to strengthen the healthcare sector of their country. Our graduates now work at the three government hospitals, two private hospitals, the Tuberculosis Annex, the Liberian Ambulance Authority, and several clinics (not including our facility). The country needs more therapists and is ready for them, so, we have to train more.
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