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Health system revitalization is a top priority- Prez. Sirleaf

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

 (elbcradio.com/Mar. 23, 2015)- President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says the revitalization of Liberia’s health system in post-Ebola era remains Government’s top priority.

President Sirleaf said Government will ensure that the capacities of health institutions and hospitals are built because the Ebola crisis has exposed the country’s weak health system.

President Sirleaf made the statement Monday when she paid a working visit to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Sinkor, a suburb of the Liberian Capital, Monrovia. She expressed satisfaction over the improvement at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital.

The Liberian Leader praised the Administration, staff and international partners for the progress made at the hospital.

President Sirleaf attributed such progress to diligence, commitment and responsibility on the part of the JFK Administration and international partners. At the same time, the President called for more aggressive adherence to the Ebola preventative measures.

President Sirleaf said: “The resurfacing of Ebola is acceptable because it is the nature of the virus, but it demands stronger observance of the advice of health authorities.”

Liberia recorded the first Ebola case over the weekend, about two weeks to the 42-day incubation period required to be Ebola free.

The victim, a woman resident in the Township of Caldwell, is under intensive care at the Medicins San Frontiers-operated Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Paynesville.

 


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