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The Ministry of Health has signed an agreement with an international humanitarian organization,Oum el Nour, along with the Lebanese community in Monrovia to establish rehabilitation program for drug-addicted people in Liberia.

The MoU, is expected to pave the way for cooperation in the areas of mental health, rehabilitation of drug-addicted people, capacity building and agriculture.

Liberia’s Minister of Health Doctor Wilhemina S. Jallah says, they have agreed to take up the initiative in strengthening cooperation in the health sector of the country.Doctor Jallah welcomes the program, which she notes will help take young and old addicts off the streets.

She describes signing of the MoU as a major step in helping to rehabilitate people involved in drug addiction across Liberia.She observes that most of the boys and girls in the streets with addiction problems come from good homes and among them are university dropouts.

“I believe that once this program kicks off with rehabilitation centers being built around the country and they are taken there, most of them will soon change, becoming better persons in society”, Minister Jallah avers.She discloses that Oum el Nour already has an existing inpatients program running in the country.

Meanwhile, Minister Jallah welcomes the initiative by partners, saying the program, when in full operation, will help with the realization of President George M. Weah’s Pro-Poor agenda for the health sector. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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