- Search Results
Liberia Gets Lab To Determine Diseases - Nyenswah
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2016

 Deputy Health Minister for Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Control, Tolbert Nyenswah


Liberia Gets Lab To Determine Diseases - Nyenswah

MONROVIA, August 16 (LINA) – Deputy Health Minister for Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Control, Tolbert Nyenswah, says Liberia now has the laboratory capacity to test specimens to determine any diseases, including Ebola.

Deputy Minister Nyenswah made the disclosure Monday at the start of a two-day Public Workshop of the Committee on Clinical Trials during the 2014-2015  Ebola outbreak fourth Committee Meeting for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in Monrovia.

He maintained that the laboratory has afforded Liberia the capacity to test any specimen in less than an hour, compared to during the heat of the Ebola outbreak in 2014 when specimen had to be sent abroad for testing.

He indicated that the Ministry of Health has a Rapid Response Team in the various counties that has been trained to detect, prevent and respond to any outbreak of Ebola or any other infectious disease.

Meanwhile, Minister Nyenswah has disclosed that modalities have been worked out to ensure the establishment of a National Public Health Institute for Liberia.

The two-day workshop was organized by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine based in the United States of America in collaboration with the Iberian Ministry of Health with participants from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.


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
‘Liberia-Cameroon Ties At New Height’ - 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 ‘Important Milestone’
Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara has said the observance of the 54th anniversary of “Africa Day” was an “important milestone” which the con ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency