The Governments of Liberia and Guinea have agreed to work together to combat any virus that may break up in both countries. The two post-Ebola countries pledged the commitment over the weekend in Ganta, Nimba County during one-day county level cross border meeting organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The meeting brought together local authorities from both countries, including health workers. Addressing the forum, Nimba County Health Officer Dr. Collins Bowah said, the gathering was intended to remind the two countries not to forget about preventive measures and how to jointly worked together to combat any out-break of any diseases among their respective peoples.
Dr. Bowah said the deadly Ebola virus has gone, but there is an outbreak of polio disease in Nigeria.
He stressed the need for continuous collaboration in order to combat viruses of any kind. Meanwhile, Nimba County Superintendent Fong Zuagele, has called on Guinean authorities to allow Liberians with Identification Cards to travel freely in the neighboring.
Superintendent Zuagele said on a daily basis, Liberians complain of encountering difficulties, while traveling to Guinea for visitation and business purposes.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba