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National Public Health Institute says Liberia has made substantial headway in health services

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National Public Health Institute of Liberia
National Public Health Institute of Liberia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia says a considerable progress has been made in the quality of health services across the country.
Mr. Tolbert Nyensuah said the government has ensured that some 77-percent of the population now has access to health care services.
Mr. Nyensuah said:” The gains in the health sector can be measured by several factors, including rise in the life expectancy rate of Liberia.”
He said life expectancy of Liberia has risen from around 49 years to about 62 years.
The National Public Health Institute, however, acknowledged gaps in some areas and urged health authorities to improve on the shortcoming.
He said the Institute is one of the means through which the government is ensuring that the health sector is resilient by proactively responding to disease outbreak.
The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) was created as a result of the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa that claimed the lives of several persons.
The National Public Health Institute Director spoke with ELBC Thursday, October 19, 2017 on The Super Morning Show.

 


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