Health

Liberia: WHO Commits Technical Support


The World Health Organization (WHO) has vowed to remain supportive of Liberia’s health sector through the provision of technical and financial support.

WHO Emergency Preparedness Response Team Lead Coordinator Dr. Julius Monday made the commitment at the end of a three-day National COVID-19 After Action Review (AAR) symposium in Monrovia.

He said the WHO remains committed to ensuring that Liberia remains healthy and safe from health emergencies.

“WHO is committed to providing technical support to ensure that Liberia remains healthy and safe from health emergencies,” he said.

He noted that Liberia’s approaches used in fighting COVID-19 are documented and other countries will use them to fight public health emergencies.

“I again want to congratulate you for the step,” Dr. Monday stated.

The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health with funding from the WHO on Wednesday, 19 July 2023 ended a three-day brainstorming meeting on COVID-19 After Action Review symposium in Monrovia.

The initiative was aimed at examining the impact, challenges, and as well as Liberia’s preparedness and response in dealing with and handling public health emergencies using the COVID-19 experience as a case study.

The three-day AAR brainstorming meeting was held at the E.J.S Ministerial Complex in Congo Town and brought together hundreds of county health officers (CHOs) from the fifteen counties.

The CHOs were assembled to access the AAR and develop a national compass that will be used to respond to public health emergencies.