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Ellen discloses ten-year plan, assures improved security

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

( President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has announced a ten-year health plan to strengthen Liberia’s post-Ebola health recovery programs.

President Sirleaf said plan will focus on the training of health care workers and to upgrade the country’s primary and secondary health institutions.

She said: “The John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital will also be repositioned and revamped to remain a major national referral center in Liberia under the plan.”

“We are preparing the plan to build three regional hospitals to strengthen health services,” the Liberian Leader said.

President Sirleaf made the statement Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in her nationwide address at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.

The Liberian Leader disclosed that a conference to address post- Ebola recovery in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia is expected to take place in the United States shortly.

“Join me and let remain vigilant and play your respective roles in combating the Ebola virus”, the President said.

She recalled the death of a woman who disrupted the nation’s first no Ebola case in a 14-day countdown from March 5, 2015.

The President said: “Through our vigilance, we have started another countdown and can reach 42 days for Liberia to be declared Ebola virus-free by the World Health Organization.” 

President Sirleaf said with the help of international partners and the commitment of Liberians, the virus can be contained in the sub region.

Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has assured Liberians of improved security sector reform as UNMIL draws down.

She said: “An improve security sector, will help fight corruption and encourage democratic value for lasting peace”.

Liberia’s 14-year civil conflict, occasioned by devastation of the country, triggered the swift military intervention of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) the country in August, 2003.

Since then, UNMIL has succeeded in the maintenance of peace and security, thereby leading Liberia to enjoying more ten years of peace.

As preparations toward Government’s stance to take control of national security, it is incumbent upon Liberians to embrace the challenge with commitment and patriotism.


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