President Sirleaf in handshake with Togolese Prime Minister, Komi S_lom Klassou
Togolese PM Commends Ebola-Hit Countries
MONROVIA, July 29 (LINA) –Togolese Prime Minister Komi Sélom Klassou has commended Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for their efforts that defeated Ebola in the three countries.
He praised the three countries for their current efforts to prepare them for any future outbreak of Ebola.
Mr. Klassou made the commendation Thursday at the Monrovia City Hall when he deputized for Togolese President Faure E. Gnassingbe at the opening of a two-day post-Ebola conference.
He noted that Ebola devastated the economies of the three countries, and struck the need for the sub-region to work together in reaching decision aimed at combating Ebola and other diseases.
He proposed the setting up of a scientific institutional mobilization framework that will help with the prevention of Ebola and other diseases. Mr. Klassou congratulated President Sirleaf for her extraordinary leadership exhibited during the fight against the deadly Ebola.
Also making remarks, the Regional Director for United Nations Aids (UNAIDS), Dr. Djibril Diallo, called for combined regional efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.
He pointed out that collaboration will help save the Sub-region from the traits of the virus and applauded President Sirleaf and other leaders of the affected countries for containing the virus.
In remarks, Liberia’s Health Minister, Dr. Bernice T. Dahn, indicated that the conference is a signal to the world that there is now a great triumph over the deadly Ebola Virus Disease by affected countries in particular and the West African Sub-region in general.
She said issues surrounding International Health Regulation and data are a unique and collective view that should help inform key measurable actions adding, “We all do know from experiences that the world tend to go into amnesia when calamities and epidemics are ended”.
The conference brought together the former President of Benin, Yaya Bonnie, six Health Ministers from the Ebola affected countries in Africa along with UN and other international partners.