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Maternal, Newborn to benefit from Gov’t/UNFPA projects

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UNFPA/Liberia Country Rep., Oluremi Sogunro (left), and Finance & development Planning Minister, Boimah Kamara, (right) signing the US$3.3 million agreements
UNFPA/Liberia Country Rep., Oluremi Sogunro (left), and Finance & development Planning Minister, Boimah Kamara, (right) signing the US$3.3 million agreements

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Maternal and Newborn in Liberia stand to benefit from a Liberian Government and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Projects.

Such benefit will be realized through two separate agreements between the Liberian Government and UNFPA.

The agreements, valued at 3.3 Million United States Dollars, are intended to support efforts at strengthening maternal and newborn health in the country.

The two projects aim to support the Government’s investment plan for building a resilient health system at 18 health facilities across 13 counties.

UNFPA/Liberia Country Representative, Oluremi Sogunro, spoke recently at the signing ceremony of the projects in Monrovia.

Dr. Sogunro said the interventions would contribute to government’s effort to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in Liberia.

She believes such interventions can be done through a strong Maternal Newborn Death Surveillance and Response, and a more effective delivery of emergency obstetric and newborn care to women and girls.

In addition to the agreements, the UNFPA/Liberia Country Representative also said a component of the projects will support the physical improvement of maternities and medical equipment supply to the targeted counties.

For his part, Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Boima Kamara, said government welcomes every effort to improve the lives of its people.

Minister Kamara called for strict adherence to the overall objectives of the two projects, saying we hope that the signing of these agreements can bring about tangible results for the people.

The two projects are funded by the World Bank, through an Additional Financing Grant, in Support to Building a Resilient Health System in Liberia, Ebola Recovery and Reconstruction Trust Fund, and the Ebola Response Project.

 

 


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