ICT Specialists including health personnel and other stakeholders converged at the golden Gates hotel on Wednesday April 11 to validate the ICT Policy of the Ministry of Health.
The ICT police if validated will provide the legal regulatory framework for ICTwithin the country’s health sector. Besides, it would also create the enablingenvironment for the rapid expansion of ICT infrastructure and services that will be accessible to relevant stakeholders.
The policy being validated also aligns with the overall National Health Plan.
Speaking during the official opening of the validation exercise, Deputy Health Minister for Administration Norwu G. Howard expressed delight over the work of the ICT section within the ministry, saying she was also elated to attend the validation.
Minister Howard repeated how grateful she was to join a team of discipline and professional people at the ministry.
“You know since I took over as DMA at the Ministry, not even more than three months and I see that the staffs are the Ministry is so good in their duties and with all these level of achievements I think we can make the health sector a better one, Minister Howard averred.
The Deputy Health Minister for Administration also lauded the Pool Fund for the financial support to the ICT Unit in making the validation process of the ICT Policy meeting a success.
The two day meeting which ran from April 11-12 at the Golden Gates hotel in Paynesville is the first of its kind in the history of the ministry.
Also speaking the Change Management Adviser of a USAID funded project, Digital Liberia and eGovernment Project Mr. Ransford Mensah recalled that his organization was part of the development of the policy and promised its continuous support in helping to make the Health Sector visible through internet connectivity.
For his part, Mr. Alieu Hassan Sheriff of LIBTELCO lauded the ministry’s ICT Unit for such an achievement saying that his organization will continue to help build a resilient Health Sector. He wants the document implemented and not just to be developed.