A two-man delegation from the West African Health Organization (WAHO) arrived in the country on Sunday to embark on a five-day visit to Liberia beginning 16 to 21 February, 2014.
The delegation is comprised of Dr. Johanna Austin Benjamin, the Director of WAHO Department of Primary Health Care, and Mr. William Deiyan Towah, the organization’s Professional Budget Officer.
This five-day visit is a forerunner to the 15th edition of the ECOWAS Assembly of Health Ministers Meeting, which is scheduled to be hosted by Liberia for the first time in April this year.
During the visit, the delegation members are expected to meet with the Liberian Minister of Health, Dr. (MD) Walter. T. Gwenigale, members of the National Coordinating Team (NCT) organizing committee, inspect available facilities and infrastructures with a view to making informed decision that will facilitate a hitch-free hosting of the annual event by Liberia.
The delegation’s agenda includes courtesy calls to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism.
The meeting of ECOWAS Assembly of Health Ministers is an annual event that is usually attended by WAHO technical and financial partners, country focal points and experts.
It is a platform for taking stock of the various health interventions carried out by WAHO in the previous year to support member countries and map out appropriate response including resolutions to address new and emerging health challenges facing the West African region.