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World Bank provides vehicles to Health Ministry

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The World Bank
The World Bank

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The World Bank has provided 12 vehicles, including 4 ambulances) to the Ministry of Health to support maternal, neonatal and child health delivery services in Liberia.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony Wednesday, May 9, 2018, World Bank Liberia Health Specialist, Munirat Ogunlayi, said:” The vehicles will help improve access to skilled health care providers, thus contributing to the reduction in maternal and child mortality in Liberia. “

She underscored the need for the desired purpose of the donation to be fully implemented by the Ministry of Health.

She wants the Ministry consider Gbarpolu as one of the counties benefiting from the donation, as she narrated the story of how she met and helped a pregnant woman in labor who had walked two miles to reach the nearest health facility.

This she believes is just one of many women facing such problems in hard-to-reach areas of the country.

Receiving the vehicles, Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah thanked the World Bank and UNFPA for the donation.

She said:” Reducing maternal mortality is a multi-sectoral approach that requires efforts of all sectors, citing good roads for easy access, education and others. “

Dr. Jallah assured good use of the vehicles through proper monitoring and maintenance, assuring donors that the vehicles will be used for the intended purpose.

 


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