The Founder and Visionary of Liberia Medical Assistance Foundation is Mr. Napoleon N. Gbalah, a Nimbaian, who traveled to the United States of America in 1997, with the determination to obtain an advanced degree in Business Administration. Mr. Gbalah promised the American Consular that he would return home upon completion to assist his brothers and sisters who are not so fortunate to come to America.
With this vision in mind, he worked very hard to obtain his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (October 2013.) He is now pursuing a Masters Degree in Public Health from Argosy University in Seattle, WA. Napoleon plans to use his knowledge to offer his country the advanced assistance in Health Care Management that will fulfill the promise he made many years ago.
In July 2011, Mr. Gbalah was moved with compassion during his duties as a Security Officer. He became aware of unused and surplus medical equipment during his daily duties. He started thinking of the promise he made “back in the day” when he was seeking a Student Visa to enter into this great country. Once employed with Franciscan Health System at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, the vision suddenly became much clearer. He was struck by his country’s incredible lack of basic medical supplies and equipment in relation to the surplus he saw in the hospital . Mr. Gbalah was determined that he could “bridge the healthcare gap by connecting those who have with those who hope”. With that being said, the Liberia Medical Assistance Foundation was born.