(Congo Town, Monrovia, Liberia, January 19, 2021)—In an effort to enhance corporation and collaboration in the Liberian Health Sector, the District Governor for District 403A2 of Lions Club International, Lossou G. Hermann Djibom has paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah.
The Lions Club District Governor’s visit to the Minister’s office is aimed at reviewing health projects implemented by the organization, undertaking two (2) new projects to include malaria and sickle cell, as well as identifying challenges faced by the Country health sector for amicable intervention. The visit is also geared towards strengthening collaboration and heightening cooperation between the Ministry and the Lions Club for the sole purpose of building resilient health care system for all, and to also buttress government’s efforts.
The Lion Club International has been partnering with the Government of Liberia through the Ministry, particularly, in the areas of healthcare delivery as its way of contributing to the Country’s Health system and humanity. It is one of the biggest not-for-profit charity Organization in the world that seeks to meet the humanitarian needs of local communities especially the blind, the visually impaired, and the underprivileged through direct services to communities.
In supra, the organization has initiated several projects in the country’s health sector including renovation of the Government Hospital Eye Center in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, equipping of the Eye Clinic at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, among others.
Making remarks during the visit, Governor Lossou G. Hermann Djibom named malaria, sickle cell and other diseases as leading diseases in the West African region that need serious attention by stakeholders, which the organization has decided to make immediate intervention.
Governor Djibom, who is a progressive Melvin Jones Fellow with five (5) diamonds, told Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah that, following an assessment by the Lion Club international, additional two projects (investment in malaria and sycosis control) have been considered to be implemented under his organization. “Under this mandate we have decided to add two additional projects: Malaria and sycosis. You know intense of tropical diseases in the sub-region, these two diseases are most important. So it is important Lion that focuses on these two diseases.”
Before his departure to Lomé, Togo, he is also expected to tour the Liberia Government Hospital Eye Center in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, and the Eye Clinic at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.
Welcoming Governor Djibom and delegation, Dr. Jallah lavished praises on Lions Club International for its numerous contribution to the country’s health system amid outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister said the implementation of major projects in parts of the Country by the Lion Club International are welcoming initiatives that have been appreciated by Liberians, naming the renovation of the Government Hospital Eye Center in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, and the equipped Eye Clinic at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.
“On the line of the eyes, the people of Liberia really appreciate all that have been done by the Lion Club, especially the new eyes services at J. F. K. I am sure the people of Grand Bassa County are taking full advantage of the state of the act equipment were placed there,” Minister Jallah, who is egger to improving the Country’s health system, said. “I am very pleased to hear about the new project, especially in the line of sycosis which I have a passion for.”
The Minister made the statement on January 19, 2021 at the Ministry of Health in Congo Town
The Minister used the occasion to call on Liberians to continuously follow all health protocols prescribed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and health authorities in the country for their safety, saying “We should not forget that the virus in the Country. Please let’s continuously follow all of the health measures prescribed by WHO and health authorities in the country to avoid further spread of the virus”.
Director of Communication, MOH