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U.S. Health Secretary Meets Pres. Sirleaf
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President Sirleaf-in a brief-t_te-_-t_te with Secretary Price

 

U.S. Health Secretary Meets Pres. Sirleaf

MONROVIA, May 18 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received a delegation from the United States Government headed by Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Thomas E. Price.

Dr. Price and delegation arrived in the country Wednesday on of a two-day visit.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf received Secretary Price at the Presidential Lounge at the Roberts International Airport outside Monrovia and acknowledged the huge support of the American Government to Liberia in the health sector.

She singled out the U.S. role in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease that killed many Liberians.

President Sirleaf in a tête-à-tête with Secretary Price praised him for selecting Liberia as part of his visit to Africa and noted the contribution of the American people to Liberia.

She also pointed out that through the support of the U.S. government, Liberia has made significant progress in combating and possibly moving towards the elimination of the disease that killed millions in many parts of the world.

For his part Secretary Price extolled the leadership, hospitality and commitment of President Sirleaf and informed the Liberia leader that he was in the country to appreciate the efforts of President Sirleaf and her government for combating the Ebola Virus Disease as well as hold discussions with health authorities on efforts to improve the health sector.

He expressed the U.S. government’s commitment in standing by Liberia in fighting potential outbreaks in the country.

Meanwhile, following his meeting with President Sirleaf, Dr. Price and Health Minister Bernice Dahn addressed a press stakeout.

LINA PR/PTK

 

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