Vice President Joseph Boakai
VP Boakai on Liberia's Health Sector
By Philip T. Singbah LINA, Bong County Correspondent
GBARNGA, September 23 (LINA) -Vice President Joseph Boakai has re-affirmed government’s commitment to building a vibrant health care delivery system.
VP Boakai said healthcare remains a major priority of the Unity Party-led government as a major aspect of the country’s development.
Speaking when he proxy for the Vice President at the official launch of “Riders for Health” in Gbarnga, the Chief of Staff in the office of the Vice President, Sam Steve Quiah, said the Vice President was grateful to Riders for Health for coming to Liberia to help with service delivery.
Quiah said Vice President Boakai was aware that the Ebola crisis broke down the struggling health system of the country and all was being done by government and its partners to revamp the system.
He noted that Ambassador Boakai is optimistic that Riders for Health will help the government revitalize the shattered health sector left behind by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
“Riders for Health” is an international non-governmental organization that does Fleet Management and has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Health and the General Services Agency to manage all MOH vehicles and motorcycles.