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Govt seeks assistance for local health facilities

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A local city-based health facility in Liberia
A local city-based health facility in Liberia

(www.elbcradio.com/Liberia/Nov. 14, 2014)-The Liberian Government is appealing to its international partners, donor agencies and the NGO Community to empower hospitals and health centers to enhance efficiency and productivity.

The Government wants donor agencies and other friendly governments divert some of their resources, intended for the construction of ETUs, to hospitals and health centers to improve and strengthen them.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf made the appeal on behalf of the Government Wednesday, November 11, 2014 in Robertsport, Grand Cape County.

She said: “Government is working, along with donor countries and international NGOs, to build the capacities of local health facilities to enable them tackle their post-Ebola challenges.”

The President also expressed delight over the reduction of new Ebola cases in the country.  The Liberian Leader made specific reference to ten of Liberia’s fifteen counties for the significant progress they have made in the Ebola fight.

“We are grateful to donor countries, especially the United States and Chinese Governments for their swift interventions.” 

President Johnson-Sirleaf also said:  “Such interventions culminated into the great improvement in the reduction rate so far in the fight against Ebola.”

Government attributed such progress to international assistance, diligence and health workers’ commitment. Currently, the United States Government has begun constructing seventeen (17) Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) across the country.

At the same time, more than three thousand US army personnel are in the country to complement the Liberian Government’s efforts in the fight against Ebola.

 


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