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ADB, World Bank to help rebuild Liberias health system

Joseph Sayon/By Benjamin S. Taingay

(elbcradio.com/May 13, 2015)-The African Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank have renewed their commitments to building a resilient and strong health Sector in Liberia.

ADB Head, Margret Kilo, and World Bank Chief, Ngana Debraja, said building a strong Health system would enable Liberia comprehensively deal with any future disease outbreak in the country.

Madam Kilo and Debraja said, though the international community played a pivotal role in eradicating the Ebola virus disease from Liberia, the strong determination of all Liberians and the country’s leadership cumulated into making Liberia Ebola free today.

The two bank officials spoke Monday, May 11, 2015 at celebrations marking WHO declaring Liberia Ebola free.
Madam Kilo and Debraja then cautioned Liberians to remain vigilant in the Ebola fight until neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone are declared Ebola free.

They said the country needs to continue observing the Ebola preventive measures put into place by health authorities, if it must remain free from the virus.

The bank executives expressed happiness that Liberia has finally succeeded in the Ebola Fight and assured that their respective institutions will stand by the country in its post-Ebola recovery and development initiatives.

Madam Kilo and Debraja also noted that during the height of the pandemic in the three worst-affected countries, the banks doubled their assistance to them.
The three worst Ebola-affected countries include Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

 


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