- Search Results
AfDB Commends Liberiaís Ebola Plan
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2014

Resident Representative of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Margaret Kilo





AfDB Commends Liberia’s Ebola Plan

By Winnie Dixon

MONROVIA, September 29 (LINA) - The Resident Representative of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Margaret Kilo, has commended the government of Liberia for its detailed Ebola plan aimed at decentralizing medical care services.

She said with the Ebola plan, which ensures that investments being made in the fight against the virus will result to stronger health systems and acceleration of services, international support will not go unaccounted for.

On Saturday, the Government of Liberia endorsed a US$375 million plan to eradicate the Ebola virus from the country and offer quality healthcare services, as part of efforts to rebuild the health delivery system.

The AfDB official was speaking Monday during the signing of a US$11.4million grant agreement between the government, World Health Organization and the AFDB at the Liberia Telecommunications Corporation conference room in Monrovia.

Madam Kilo said, without such a plan, it would have been difficult, if not impossible, to eradicate the virus.

She noted that the absence of an Ebola plan was a major factor stalling the implementation of some donor funding, adding, “three weeks ago, when I arrived in Liberia with the agreement to be signed immediately, I was shocked to learn that the Ebola plan was not ready.”

Also speaking at the program, Assistant Minister for Preventive Services at the Ministry of Health, Tolbert Nyenswah, said despite the enormous challenges of the virus, the government continues to make gains ranging from building of Ebola Treatment Units to increase in response rates, which are vital to restoring confidence in the country’s health system.



latest headlines
Liberia’s Postal Administration Owes US$6.4m - Report
The debt burden of Liberia’s postal administration stands at US$ 6,491,631.73 million, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MoPT) has ...more
ECOWAS Launches Program To Combat Fistula In Sub-region
The Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Gender Development Center (EGDC) has launched an ambitious program to combat obstetr ...more
‚ÄėLiberia-Cameroon Ties At New Height‚Äô - Shoniyin
Deputy Foreign Minister B. Elias Shoniyin says since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Liberia and Cameroon in the 1960s, ties be ...more
ECOWAS Prexy Urges Member States To Ensure Wellbeing Of Citizens
The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza, has challenged ECOWAS members states to redouble their efforts towards the enhance ...more
AFC Pledges Support To ECOWAS Commission
The Chairman of the Twenty- First Meeting of the Administration and Finance Committee (AFC) of ECOWAS, Mr. Benedict Roberts, has pledged the Comm ...more
FM Kamara Opines 54th Anniversary Of Africa Day ‚ÄėImportant Milestone‚Äô
Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara has said the observance of the 54th anniversary of ‚ÄúAfrica Day‚ÄĚ was an ‚Äúimportant milestone‚ÄĚ which the con ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency