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MINISTER JALLAH ANNOUNCES LIBERIA PREPAREDNESS FOR ‘HEALTH EMERGENCIES’

Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah has revealed that the recently held Joint External Evaluation (JEE) for International Health Regulations Core Capacities Conference has prepared Liberia for any health emergencies. This, the country’s Health Minister noted that preparedness for future health emergencies shall continue, as the importance of making Liberia a safe place of health for all cannot be overemphasized. She Spoke recently, at the closed of the weeklong JEE for International Health Regulations Core Capacities Conference, which brought together over 150 delegates (health experts) from local and international institutions at the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Ministerial Complex in Congo Town.

Earlier, the Deputy Director General for Technical Services at the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), Julius Gilayeneh, reaffirmed Liberia’s commitment in an effort of keeping the population safe through one health policy. This, Mr. Gilayeneh assured that Liberia will continue working with international partners for the improvement or support to the health sector, emphasizing that there is a long way to go, and expressed his optimism that the health for all policy is achievable.

According to him, Liberia has moved a step forward in its preparedness to respond to health emergencies or any outbreak in the country, recognizing the efforts of several international organizations for thier support to the country’s health sector.

Those institutions include the World Bank (WB), World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United States Agency for International Development of the Center for Disease Control (USAID-CDC), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Others are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Agriculture Ministry, the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Liberia Immigration Services (LIS), the National Health workers, known as front-liners in the fight against diseases, MoH, NPHIL, Forestry Development Authority (FDA), National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) among others.

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