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Liberia, S/Leone VPs Brainstorm On War Against Malnutrition

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FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE: Vice President Jeremiah Kpan Koung is currently in Freetown, Sierra Leone, participating in a series of high-level meetings aimed at galvanizing support in the fight against malnutrition.

VP Koung on Monday, May 27, 2024, left Liberia for a three-day official working visit to the Mano River Union (MRU) country.

As part of the visit, Vice President Koung on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, held discussions with his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, on possible collaborations to rally support for the fight against malnutrition.

The two leaders are heads of their respective countries’ National Scaling-UP Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat.

Vice President Koung intimated that his visit is intended to enhance understanding, share knowledge, and identify actionable solutions to address malnutrition challenges in Liberia.

He further disclosed that his presence in Freetown affirms the political will to mobilize resources and facilitate cross-sectoral coordination toward achieving malnutrition goals in Liberia.

VP Koung highlighted the need to exchange ideas on how both Vice Presidents can collectively tackle malnutrition in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

He also paid a courtesy call to Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

The discussion centered on strengthening the bilateral relationship between both nations and peoples.

President Bio recounted the historical and cultural ties between both nations and emphasized the need for more collaboration in economic cooperation, trade, and development.

VP Koung concluded his meetings with the Minister of Health of Sierra Leone.

At the heart of the discussion was to proffer strategies for reducing infant mortality by 30%, especially among teenage mothers.

The Ministry of Health of Sierra Leone plays a major role in coordinating activities to address the issues of malnutrition.

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