MONROVIA-U.S. Head of Delegation to the Bicentennial Celebration of Liberia, Dana Banks, has punctuated the auspicious occasion with threw signing of a US$55 million agreement to improve the health of Liberians over the next five years.
Ms. Banks who is Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Africa at the National Security Council, also met with Liberian President George M. Weah and Ministers of Health and Finance to commemorate the longstanding partnership between the United States Government and the Government of Liberia.
Accordingly, Ms. Banks marked the launch of a bilateral. Known as the Health Partnership- this agreement demonstrates the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to strengthening the health systems of Liberia.
According to a release, the Health Partnership is aimed at combatting malaria; advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights; maternal, neonatal, and child health, and accelerating efforts towards universal health coverage.
“Together, we seek to stimulate Government of Liberia health systems and improve maternal, newborn and child health, family planning and reproductive health, and malaria service delivery; improve the quality of health services at the point of care; increase institutional access to water, sanitation, and hygiene; and decentralize health governance for marginalized rural populations in focused counties”, the release said.
The Health Partnership also supports the Government of Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (2018-2023).