MONROVIA-It is often stated that a healthy nation breeds a healthy citizenry and that health is also wealth.
And so, it is from this background that the President of Liberia, George M. Weah since the inception of his government, placed a huge emphasis on the improvement of healthcare services in the country.
The construction of several hospitals, across the country, capacity building for healthcare workers, increment in salaries, and the renovation of the John F. Kennedy Memory have been salient achievements since the Liberian Leader took over the mantle of authority.
To the credit of the government, recently, a 100-bed-room Referral Hospital known as Emirates in Gbarpolu County was constructed and dedicated.
President Weah, a few years down the line broke, ground for the construction of the 14-Military Hospital which has since been completed and it is catering to the healthcare needs of Liberians in the country.
The Government of Liberia has also constructed a medical center in RiverCess County that is hugely providing medical relief to Residents of the County.
Besides the renovation of the JFK Medical Center in the country, the Government has equipped it with state-of-the-art medical supplies to enhance healthcare delivery services.
In his State of the Nation Address, (SONA) on Monday, January 30, 2023, President Weah outlined the cherishing gains made aimed at salvaging some of the challenges the health faces.
He named the passage of key legislation with regard to the health sector, including the Revised Public Health Laws of Liberia.
The President in his SONA said, “Madam Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. President Pro-tempore, and Honorable Members of the Legislature:
“While we applaud you for the record-breaking passage of these various bills, we would like to remind you, however, of some important bills that are still pending before you, including the following:
“Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area; An Act to Establish the West African Police Information System; The Statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency; The Legal Aid Act of 2022; The Liberia Corrections Service Act; An Act to Establish the Civil Service Commission; A Revised Public Health Law of Liberia; The Revised and Restated Charter of the University of Liberia; and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement; just to name a few.
“These Bills are very significant to the success of our Pro-Poor Agenda, and we, therefore, urge you to consider their urgent passage in this Sixth Session” the Liberian noted.
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