KOICA, WHO and Partners Conduct Consultative Meeting to Make Health Services Resilient for Emergency Response in Liberia

Wilhelmina Jallah and WR Mesfin G. ZbeloGbarnga, Bong County – The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and WHO, in collaboration with the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) and the Ministry of Health (MOH), have ended a high-level technical consultative meeting marking the implementation of a 5-year project on “Making Health Services Resilient with Quality and Preparedness for Emergency Response” in Liberia. Also in attendance were officials of NPHIL, MoH, in-country partners and three levels of WHO: Country Office, Africa Regional Office and Headquarters. Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, Minister of Health, Liberia, officially opened the meeting in which she highlighted that the health service resilient project being funded by KOICA is an opportunity for the country to consolidate past and current efforts being made on quality and emergency preparedness. Also speaking, Dr. Sohel Saikat, KOICA Project Lead, provided a global perspective on health security, Universal Health Coverage and how the project is designed to enhance the health service resilience and bridging between health services, animal health and public health for sector-wide emergency preparedness. The KOICA funded five-year project (2018 – 2013) on making health services resilient with quality and emergency preparedness for public health emergencies in Liberia with the aim to strengthen and build resilient health care services to improve emergency preparedness and quality routine health services.

October 15, 2019 02:48 UTC

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