High powered health delegation on a nationwide tour completes first leg of its mission
The high power health delegation on a nationwide tour has completed the first leg of its mission.
The delegation comprising the Ministry of Health, National Public Health Institute, World Health Organization among others has been assessing the performance of the health sector and the effectiveness of the country’s disease surveillance system.
A health ministry release signed by its communication director, Sorbor George described the assessment mission as successful and an eye opener for the delegation.
The delegation visited Margibi, Bong, Nimba and Lofa counties during its first leg and held meetings with the county health teams to determine the effectiveness of the health sector.
The teams told the delegation about inadequate drugs and medical supplies which they widely blamed on the supply chain system.
Besides the county health teams also complained about delay in receiving their allotments and some health workers not on government’s payroll.
In response, the delegation headed by Deputy Health Minister for administration, Norwu Howard, thanked the teams for their level of commitment and preparedness exhibited over the years in working to provide healthcare delivery to the people of Liberia.
Minister Howard promised that the ministry will continue to seek more budgetary support to address the gaps in the health sector.
She however wants county health teams to begin to be creative in handling those minor challenges for the good of the country.
The delegation is expected to embark on the second legs of its nationwide tour by early next week. The tour will take the delegation to Gbarpolu, Bomi and Grand cape mount counties.