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Legislator Pledges Support To Fight NTDs
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Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Peter Coleman


Legislator Pledges Support To Fight NTDs
By Calvin Brooks

MONROVIA, October 20 (LINA) - The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Peter Coleman, has pledged the support of the National Legislature in the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Liberia.

Senator Coleman stressed the need for the Liberian Government to make budgetary appropriation to target the elimination of NTDs in the country.

The Grand Kru County lawmaker made the pledge Wednesday at the start of a three-day Mano River Union (MRU) conference on Neglected Tropical Diseases in the MRU Basin in Monrovia.

He noted that governments of the MRU Basin cannot continue to depend on international organizations to fund the elimination of NTDs.

He indicated that NTDs affect people who live mainly in the remote parts of the country, stressing that it is necessary to pay attention to the eradication of NTDs.

Senator Coleman, a medical doctor, emphasized that the Senate will lobby with the House of Representatives to ensure that NTDs get the needed support in the national budget.


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