The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Israeli government on June 19th, 2019 started a week long workshop aimed at training health workers in how to respond to emergency disaster and accident management in the country. The workshop which is being held at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town by the County Health Division of the Ministry of Health.
The workshop brought together officers from the Liberia National Police, Liberia Immigration Service, Liberia National Drugs Enforcement Agency, Liberia National Fire Service and other government agencies.
According to Dr. Francis N. Kateh Deputy Minister for Health Services and Chief Medical Officer of Liberia, the workshop will enhance the skills of the participants in the area of emergency accident and disaster management.
The Liberia Chief Medical Officer making remarks on behalf of the Ministry of Health, cautioned participants of the workshop to see the training as a golden opportunity to equip and prepare them for future emergency incidents.
Dr. Kateh noted that no knowledge acquired is wasted, adding that the knowledge he had acquired over the years which he thought would have never been used was what he brought on board during the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in 2014.
It can be recalled in 2014 the health sector of the country came under serious attack by the Ebola virus that claimed the lives of many Liberians.
The virus which came as a strange outbreak of disease in the country’s health sector was immediately fought with straight measures that quickly curb the virus.
Speaking during the opening session of the workshop, the Representative of the embassy of Israel MASHAV Officer Madam Dana Chocron lauds the government of Liberia for embracing the Israelis government own efforts in the Liberia health sector.
According to Madam Chocron the friendship between Liberia and Israel has been a longstanding one. Meanwhile, Dr. Kateh lauds the people and government of Israel for their support and hope that the longstanding friendship continue on good footing.