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Liberia: National Public Health Boss Resigns


FLORIDA – The Director-General of the National Public Health Institute (NPHIL), Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, has tendered in his resignation to President George M. Weah, an Executive Mansion source has informed FrontPageAfrica. According to the Executive Mansion source, Mr. Nyenswah only stated “extenuating circumstances and family obligations” as reasons for this resignation. The National Public Health Institute was established on January 26, 2017, by an Act of the Legislature, to prevent and control public health threats, post the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic that devastated Liberia’s public health system, resulting in over 11,000 cases and close to 5,000 deaths. Mr. Nyenswah served as Deputy Minister of Health for Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Control, in the Dept. of Public Health, created within the Ministry of Health as a new Department, following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first declaration, in May 2015, that Liberia was free of Ebola in the human population.


Source: Front Page Africa October 18, 2019 01:18 UTC



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