The Japanese Government is to construct a referral health center in Palala, Bong County estimated at US$120,000.
Speaking Wednesday evening at the signing ceremony of a grant agreement at Africare -Liberia Head Office in Monrovia, Japanese Ambassador to Liberia, Kaoru Yoshimura, said the project will contribute to the building of a resilient health system through District Health and Social Welfare teams and volunteers in the community in the post-Ebola period.
Ambassador Yoshimura also indicated that the project will provide necessary equipment to ensure the implementation of essential health services in line with the National Health and Social Welfare Policy of Liberia.
He noted that investment into this venture will go a long way to improve the health and agriculture status in these communities and their environs, and also benefit generations to come and hoped that implementation of the project will further deepen the cordial relations between Japan and Liberia.
The Japanese envoy stressed that it is unfortunate that new Ebola cases have been confirmed last week in Liberia, and assured that Japan will continue to contribute to the fight against Ebola.
Meanwhile, the Administrative Officer of Africare-Liberia, Madam Catherine Lumeh, has assured that Africare will work along with the Liberian Government and partners to strengthen the health system.
Madam Lumeh observed that the Liberian Government has partnered with Africare to implement several projects in Bong County in line with the government’s health policy.
For his part, the Director of Community Health Services in Bong County, Alphonso W. Kofa, expressed gratitude to the Japanese Government for the grant and hoped that the Palala Clinic will be built to alleviate the health needs of the people.