Miss Liberia Commissioned As ‘Face Of Star Condom’ Ambassador, Departs For Uganda

Miss Liberia, Wokie Dolo during the signing ceremony at PSI

Liberia’s beauty Queen, Ms. Wokie Dolo was on Friday, May 19, 2017 commissioned by the Population Services International (PSI) as its ‘Face of Star Condom’ Ambassador to help promote robustly in spreading the messages on the prevention of teenage pregnancies and HIV/AIDS.

During the occasion, both Miss Liberia, Wokie Dolo and the Country Representative of PSI, Mr. Rajiv Dua signed the Memorandum of Understanding which awarded the 8-months old contract to the Liberian beauty queen to provide eloquently her services of the NGO.

Miss Liberia receiving a check of US$3,250 as part payment of US$6,500 for the 8-months contract

Speaking separately during the signing ceremony, the PSI Country Representative, Mr. Dua in a rather impressive gesture, thanked Miss Liberia for allowing her services to be engaged by his organization, and assured her of all the necessary support that  will be needed during the tenure of her contract as Ambassador of the ‘Face of Star Condom.

Miss Liberia displaying the Star Condom brand

For her part, Miss Liberia; Wokie Dolo, speaking immediately after the signing of the contract, expressed thanks and appreciation to the management of Population Services International (PSI) for awarding her the contract to serve as Ambassador for the Face of Star Condom, and assured her commitment in helping to promote how to use the Star Condom in reducing teenage pregnancies and HIV/AIDS.

PSI Staff takes a snap with Miss Liberia with each holding the Star Condom Pack

Earlier, the Sales and Marketing Manager of PSI, Mr. Amos Songor explained that during the lifespan of the Contract between Miss Liberia and his organization, a giant signboards will be erected at strategic locations with Miss Liberia displaying the Star Condom, symbolizing to the general public on how to help prevent these unforeseen situations including unwanted pregnancies and the prevention of HIV/AID.

PSI/Liberia was founded in 2008 to work in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to help implement the Basic Package of Health Service component of the National Health Plan and to assist in achieving the goals of the national Poverty Reduction Strategy.

At the request of the government, PSI/Liberia’s first program focused on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, including HIV. In 2009, a child survival program was initiated to establish a market for WaterGuard household water treatment to prevent diarrhea and other waterborne diseases. In 2010, PSI/Liberia launched Star condoms, the only national branded condom.

PSI/Liberia works primarily in the capital city, Monrovia and in 8 of the 14 other counties, which cover 85 percent of the population. PSI partners with local and international organizations to deliver health messaging and needed products and services in appealing form that make it easy for Liberians to take responsibility for healthy behavior.

In a related development, Miss Liberia on Sunday departed Liberia for Uganda as guest of her Ugandan counterpart, Nakitende Irene, Miss Uganda also considered as ‘Rising Woman of Uganda’ she will be away for a week. While on her way back from Uganda, Miss Liberia will also make a stopover in Ghana to meet with her Ghanaian counter.

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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), including several other international organizations of journalists.