Head of the Incident Management System (IMS) Tolbert Nyenswah, Co-workers
MOH, Universities Link To Strengthen Public Health System
By Calvin Brooks, LINA
MONROVIA, July 4 (LINA) - The Head of the Incident Management System (IMS) Tolbert Nyenswah has disclosed that the Ministry of Health is partnering with universities in Liberia and abroad to strengthen the public health system to respond to epidemics.
Minister Nyenswah said strengthening Liberia’s public health system will ensure active surveillance and response to outbreaks of diseases and prevent transmission of the diseases, including the Ebola virus.
The IMS Head made the statement Friday at the end of three-day stakeholders consultative meeting on strengthening national capacity for epidemic preparedness, surveillance and response held at the Monrovia City Hall.
Nyenswah noted that to build to a resilient national health system in Liberia requires effective preparation of surveillance and responsiveness to any epidemic that eventually arises.
He indicated that the professional training of epidemiologists and public health technicians are critical toward building a strong surveillance response system in the health sector.
Minister Nyenswah emphasized that the professional training of Liberians in epidemiology at the university level will go a long way in improving the public health system of the country.