Liberia’s Health Ministry Restrict Sales Of Antibiotics

Deputy Health Minister for Pesearc,Planning and Development

(ELBC Radio) – Deputy Health Minister for Policy, Planning and Research, Vaifee Tulay, is calling for strong restriction on the illegal sales of antibiotics.

Minister Tulay said people were getting increasingly affected from the use of antibiotic not prescribed by professional medical personnel.

He spoke Monday, April 2, 2018, at the official opening of a five-day review of the Public health law enacted in the 1960s.

A statement, signed by the Health Ministry’s Communication Director, Sorbor George, quotes Minister Tulay as also requesting that the law considers clinical research for protection and confidentiality purposes.

He wants people involved in clinical research be protected, amid whatever potential outbreak or social risk that may come out.

The Health Ministry’s statement recalled that the ongoing review in Gbarnga, Bong County is the final phase as the law was only endorsed in 1976 for the first time.

During the review, new chapters will be written in key areas, including traditional medicine, clinical trial, emergency treatment, biosafety, antibiotic resistance, among others.

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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.