Liberia: Deputy Minister Boasts of the Resilient Health Sector

Deputy Health Minister Madam Norwu Howard has boasted that Liberia has a resilient health sector to combat and defeat any public health emergency here.

Officially opening the National COVID-19 Transitional Plan Validation brainstorming session Thursday, 20 July 2023, Madam Howard said from the lesson that Liberia has learned from both the Ebola and COVID-19 crises, the country is prepared to respond to any health emergency.

“With the support of our partners, especially the World Health Organization (WHO), we can boast of a reliant health sector,” she said.

“We have learned and documented a lot from COVID-19. We have developed the capacity of our health workers in responding to public health emergencies and outbreaks, therefore, I believe we have a resilient health sector, ” she stated further.

The WHO and the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health on Thursday embarked on a two-day brainstorming session on National COVID-19 Transitional Plan Validation.

The meeting seeks to end the COVID-19 emergency response phase and transition to sustainable and long-term disease management.

The goal of the National COVID-19 Transitional Plan Validation brainstorming session is to build a resilient health system and community to respond to COVID-19 and other public health emergencies with minimum disruption to essential health services.

Expanding on the importance of the two-day gathering, Minister Howard pointed out that the transitional plan will be around achieving zero COVID-19 deaths.