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To Revamp Healthcare System: Dr. Kpoto Embarks On Several Key Measures… Names National Taskforce For Effective Implementation

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By: Frank P. Martin
MONROVIA: The Minister of Health, Dr. Louise M. Kpoto, has constituted “National Health Sector Taskforce” to build a healthcare system that operates with transparency and accountability, focusing on quality patient-care and provision of conducive working environment for dedicated service providers.

The Health Minister made the decision on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

The Taskforce comprises the Liberia Medical and Dental Council, Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA), the Liberia Pharmacy Board and the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA).

Others are the Ministry of Justice, the National Health Workers Union of Liberia (NAHWUOL), the Independent Health Taskforce of Liberia, the Minister of Health, Ex- Officio; and the Chief Pharmacist, Republic of Liberia, (Secretary to the Board).

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA), Dr. Davis Sumo, will serve as Chairman of the Taskforce.
Dr. Kpoto mandated members of the Taskforce to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the health sector, both public and private, to identify and document the challenges and bottlenecks that have been hindering the provision of quality health services to the citizenry.

The Health Minister urged the Taskforce to also focus, particularly on the monitoring, distribution and appropriate utilization of medicines and medicinal products provided by both Donors and Government to Public Healthcare institutions in the country.

She averred that this diverse composition will ensure a holistic and inclusive approach to addressing the systemic challenges that bedevil the Nation’s healthcare sector.

“The Taskforce will also work diligently to identify the root causes of issues such as diversion, and misappropriation of medicines and medical supplies intended for our hospitals and clinics,” Dr. Kpoto disclosed.

She expressed optimism that the work of this National Health Sector Taskforce will pave the way for a healthcare system that truly serves the needs of the Liberian people.

The Health Minister encouraged both local and international donor-partners as well as Liberians to support and collaborate with the Taskforce in building a resilient and robust healthcare system for Liberia.

In the words of His Excellency, President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, “let us Think Liberia, Love Liberia, and Build Liberia,” she asserted.

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