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Govt focus is on building better health sector -Prez Sirleaf

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

(elbcradio.com/Apr. 30, 2015)-The Liberian Government says its post-Ebola plans will focus on building a better health sector.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said building a better health sector will prepare the country to respond to any infectious disease outbreak She spoke Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the decommissioning ceremony of the Monrovia Medical Unit in Margibi County.

She said: Because Liberias health sector was not equipped, the Ebola virus overwhelmed the country and people.

The Liberian Leader also noted: The Government is working along with international organizations to ensure that the countrys public health services get better to meet the health care needs of the people.

President Johnson-Sirleaf again lauded the Government and other organizations for their collaborations in combating the Ebola virus in Liberia.

Also speaking at the decommissioning ceremony, United States Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac, praised the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps members for their crucial role played in Liberias Ebola fight.

Ambassador Malac said: Their role in the country helped save the lives of Liberians and foreigner health care workers who contracted the Ebola virus.

Their services to the Liberian people will be remembered, the US Diplomat also said.

She also lauded Liberians for demonstrating their highest commitment to the fight against the pandemic.

The American Ambassador then pledged the US Governments continued support to Liberias overall national development.

She called for greater partnership between the Liberian Government and international organizations to make the countrys health sector stronger and better.

In a related development, the Commander of the Commission Corps Ebola Response in West Africa says the Commissions members were satisfied to render their services to the three Ebola-affected countries.

Scott Giberson said: Through our services in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, we were able to prevent, detect and to effectively respond to the Ebola outbreak.

Speaking Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Monrovia Medical Units decommissioning ceremony, Mr. Giberson described Liberians, Ebola survivors, health care workers and members of the Monrovia Medical Unit as resilient people.

Meanwhile, the nine health care workers, treated at the unit some time ago, praised the medical facility staffs for their humanitarian care that has kept them alive.

 


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