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Two Global Health Organizations pledge to support Liberia Pro-Poor Health Priorities

Two renowned Global Health Organizations have renewed their commitments to help support Liberia’s health priorities of the pro poor agenda for development and prosperity.

The World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control, expressed delight over the country’s health priorities which they say were well thought out.

WHO Country Representative Doc. Alex Gassirra and CDC’s Desmond William said they were impressed that Liberia has aligned its health priorities with the global community.

The two men spoke at the first Health Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting since this year, held at the Ministry of Health on Thursday, June 21 2018.

Since the restoration of peace and stability in Liberia following years of civil war, the WHO has been involved with providing technical and financial support to Liberia’s effort in building a resilient health sector, while the Center for Disease Control has been engaged with national effort to strengthen public health emergency.

In remarks, Health Minister, Whiliemina Jallah thanked the partners for their many support to Liberia and attributed same to progress made so far in the health sector.

Minister Jallah said Liberia endeavors to take its personal decision as to what happens in the health sector, but will still depend on the support and guidance of the partners.

She named the restoration of full emergency service, the strengthening of human resource, primary healthcare system, the installment of fire safety equipment at all government’s run facilities; effective drugs supply system among others as some major priorities of the pro poor agenda for development and prosperity at the Ministry.

Liberia, which runs a free health system, has been hugely relying on donor support.

The HSCC Meeting is a high power forum that brings together the ministry and key partners supporting the sector.

Signed: Sorbor George
Director of Communication/MOH
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