For immediate Release
(July 21, 2020,
Monrovia, Liberia)—The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Friday,
July 17, 2020 received a consignment of essential medicines from the United
States Agency for International Development (USAID) aimed at buttressing
government’s efforts in the Heath Sector.
The medical supplies worth US$1.7 million, were
procured by USAID under an arrangement it reached with the Ministry to help
procure additional critically needed medicines and health commodities in the
According to the Ministry’s release, additional two
other consignments are expected to arrive in Monrovia by the end of September
through USAID’s support.
Receiving the medical consignments on behalf of the
Government and H.E. Dr. George Weah, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah acknowledges the
outstanding supports the Government and people of the United States has given
towards the Health Sector since the inception of the Weah-led government.
According to Dr. Jallah, evidence of this is being
shown when the U.S. government is fighting against the deadly Coronavirus
pandemic and at the same time supplying assorted medical items to Liberia;
something she said worth commending.
The energetic and farsighted Health Minister has pledged
the Ministry’s commitment to working with USAID for equitable distribution of
the drugs to various government’s medical facilities across the Country.
“we all worked tirelessly together to ensure that
this can be a success. Now, we hope and pray that, as we receive these drugs,
they will be distributed properly for the common good of the Liberian people”,
In welcoming statements, Boakai Boley, Managing
Director of the Central Medical Store (CMS) praised the U.S. government for the
consignment and vowed to begin its subsequent distribution.
“We want to appreciate you for your assiduous and
continuous supports towards our sector with drugs. This is not your first time
aiding us. Some months back, I can remember, you donated trucks to help enhance
the distribution of drugs. However, we will shortly begin distribution of these
drugs”, he said via zoom communication.
While handing over the medicines to Health Minister,
Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, the United States Chargé d’Affaires, Alyson Grunder, speaking
virtually said the U.S. Government is committed to helping Liberia create a
“well-functioning health delivery system that provides all Liberians access to
quality health services, including safe, effective, and affordable medicines.”
The consignments of essential medicines are in
addition to other much needed medical commodities the United States has
provided the people of Liberia for several years now—commodities critical to
improving access to family planning, treating chronic diseases, and reducing
Although the Ministry’s major concern is to
eradicate the Coronavirus from the Country, but the overall provision of
quality health delivery to the Country and its people cannot be overlooked. As
such, the Ministry will soon embark on distribution of the drugs to various
government’s health facilities.