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Public Health Law review commences in Gbarnga

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The Ministry of Health has commenced a five – day review of the Public Health Law in Gbarnga, Bong County with several stakeholders in attendance.


The NewDawn’s correspondence in Bong says the Public Health Law review seminar which has kicked off in Gbarnga has brought together authorities from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Liberia Reform Commission (LRC), Justice, Internal Affairs, and the Labor Ministries, among others.

Addressing journalists at the beginning of the five days Public Health Law Review gathering, Deputy Health Minister for Policy and Planning A. Vaifee Tulay said the initiative is an ongoing process of the review of the Public Health Law of Liberia.

The health official says the instrument was enacted into law around the 60s and revised in 1976, stating that they are now in the process of reviewing some of those laws that are not necessary for the Liberian people.

Mr. Tulay says after the reviewing process he wants to see an improved health system across the country, noting that the country is making significant impact in the Mano River Union.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Health Minister says some of the major challenges they are currently facing in the sector include the buying of medicine from illegal drugs dealers in various communities, taking drugs not prescribed by health practitioners, and influx of patients from nearby Guinea to seek medication in Liberia.

Mr. Tulay clarified that the Ministry of Health is working out modalities in order to address the shortages of essential drugs at various hospitals and clinics across the country.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Gbarnga–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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