WHO Official Urges Liberian Government To Curb Preventable Deaths

who(LINA) -The World Health Organization (WHO) Field Coordinator for Grand Cape Mount County, Dr. Michael Oji, is urging the Liberian Government to place more attention on the health sector to stop preventable deaths.

Dr. Oji made the call recently when he served as keynote speaker at a program marking the observance of World Malaria Day held in Sinje, Garwula District, Grand Cape Mount County.

He said in order to stop the preventable deaths in Liberia, the government should enforce the administration of the various vaccinations for people, mainly children.

Speaking on the topic “End Malaria for Good,” Dr. Oji said malaria continues to claim many lives in several African countries, due to less attention that is paid to the disease.

He said the failure of parents to take their children for vaccination to hospitals and health facilities is one of the factors responsible for the deaths of children worldwide.

In remarks earlier, the County Health Officer (CHO), Dr. Lorraine Cooper, said plans have been finalized to elevate the Sinje health center to a full-fledged hospital to meet the health needs of the citizens.

Dr. Cooper also disclosed plans to construct maternal homes in Robertsport, Lofa Bridge and Sinje to cater to rural pregnant women.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.