PIH co-founder, Paul Edward Farmer
Int’l Health Group In Liberia To Discuss Ebola Fight
MONROVIA, September 17 (LINA) - An international social justice and health group, Partners in Health (PIH), is in Liberia to hold discussions with relevant partners on the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease.
The delegation led by PIH co-founder, Paul Edward Farmer, is jointly in Liberia with a partner institution, Last Mile Health (LMH).
According to an Executive Mansion release, the team’s visit is to seek the guidance of Government on the proposed set of immediate response programs to be implemented by the coalition in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the County Health Teams.
They will review strategies in managing Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in
southeastern Liberia as well as scale up community-based interventions.
The delegation will also discuss strategies for ensuring that the global response works to strengthen national and county-level institutions by building local capacity in community-based care for Ebola and other diseases.
Last Mile Health, also known in Liberia as Tiyatien Health, is delivering comprehensive community-based healthcare and health systems strengthening in remote regions in Liberia, particularly in Grand Gedeh County.
The group also builds capacity at the national and county levels and supports partners of Government in strengthening and improving national community health policy and practice, the release said
Partner in Health works in several countries throughout the world, including Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Mexico, Malawi, Peru, Russia, United States, among others, to provide a preferential option for the poor in healthcare.
They strive to achieve the overarching goal of bringing the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them.
Farmer is an American epidemiologist, anthropologist and physician, who is best known for his humanitarian work, providing suitable healthcare to rural and under-resourced areas in developing countries.