AfDB Rep Wants Resilient Health System In Liberia

The Resident Representative of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Margaret Hilda Kilo, has called for the building of a resilient health system that will battle future disease outbreaks in the country.
 
“The key word now is urgency to everything we need to do especially in the rebuilding of a resilient infrastructure, institution and quality technical and managerial capacities among Liberians to prepare for future occurrences,” Kilo emphasized.
 
The AfDB Resident Representative made the call Monday during a special National Thanksgiving program held at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia to celebrate Liberia’s certification by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday, May 9, as an Ebola-free country.
 
Kilo promised the AfDB’s continued collaboration with other international financial institutions to support the country’s economic stabilization and recovery plans.
 
She extended AfDB President Donald Kaberuka’s appreciation to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the people of Liberia for their resilience in the fight against the Ebola virus, and also pledged the bank’s continuous support to the country’s Agenda for Transformation.
 
Meanwhile, Kilo has challenged citizens to remain vigilant and continue surveillance as the virus can still exist in the eyes and semen of survivors, and while neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea are still recording new Ebola cases.
 
The AfDB official lamented losses incurred as a result of the Ebola outbreak, but lauded the Liberian leader for not just focusing on her country but also extending the fight against Ebola to Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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