Monrovia, 18th August 2021: The Ministry of Well being (MoH), with help from World Well being Group (WHO) and Companions have concluded a three-day workshop to assessment the implementation progress and challenges of the Nationwide Motion Plan for Well being Safety in Liberia since its improvement in 2017.
The assembly which befell from 16 – 18 August 2021 on the Golden Gate Lodge, Paynesville Metropolis in Montserrado County introduced collectively over ninety (90) contributors from 19 technical areas together with representatives from line ministries: Ministry of Well being, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Nationwide Protection, Ministry of Labor, EPI, EPA, the legislature, NPHIL, County Well being Officers, media homes and specialists from companions, together with FAO, World Financial institution, US-CDC, USAID, IRC, AFENET, and WHO. The head to head assembly was achieved in observance of COVID-19 SOPs; hand hygiene, use of masks and small working breakaway teams.
NAPHS is a strategic multi-sectoral authorities led 5-year plan that units out goals and actions in 19 technical areas required for bettering in well being safety beneath the themes; Forestall, Detect, and reply. The purpose of the NAPHS is to strengthen core capacities to stop, detect, and reply to any public well being threats.
Throughout the conduct of Joint Exterior Analysis in 2016, Liberia’s preparedness capability and capabilities was put at 46%. Thus, it was advisable that nations together with Liberia conduct periodic monitoring to information implementation and progress in the direction of attainment of the IHR 2005 core capacities.
In his inaugural deal with on behalf of the Honorable Minister of Well being, Deputy Minister for Planning, Coverage, Monitoring and Analysis, Varfee Tulay thanked WHO and companions for his or her steady help. He emphasised the significance of a One Well being strategy in the direction of accelerating the well being safety of Liberia.
“The NAPHS analysis comes at a vital time limit when the Ministry of Well being can be endeavor a assessment and improvement of key Nationwide paperwork that embody; the brand new nationwide well being coverage and strategic plans (EPHS, Nationwide financing technique, Nationwide high quality of well being technique and Nationwide Well being Coverage and Plan due to this fact, outcomes from the NAPHS analysis will – inform the continued Coverage assessment” Min. Tulay mentioned.
WHO Nation Consultant (a.i) Dr. Zabulon Yoti applauded the federal government and the NPHIL management on creating an atmosphere the place all companions and stakeholders can come collectively and collaborate as one physique to enhance the well being safety of Liberia.
“I urge members to make use of this well timed alternative to critically analyze these areas that want enchancment to allow well timed detection, and response to each inner and cross-border threats” Dr. Yoti mentioned.
He pledged WHO’s continued help each technical, monetary, and different sources to make sure Liberia’s success in attaining the goals of the NAPHS.
For her half, Dr. Rachel Idowu, US-CDC Nation Director mentioned the Nationwide Motion Plan for Well being Safety affords the Authorities of the Republic of Liberia, represented by the Ministry of Well being and the Nationwide Public Well being Institute of Liberia, a possibility to re-establish its understanding of how Liberia builds upon the profitable accomplishments following restoration from the 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic. “Profitable maturation and strengthening of the general public well being care system in Liberia requires an sincere appraisal of the gaps and challenges that but stay” Dr. Idowu added.
Different establishments that made remarks throughout the assessment together with FAO, USAID and IRC pledged their establishments dedication to working with the Ministry of Well being in making certain the goals of NAPHS are achieved.
The periods included shows from the 19 technical areas: Legislature, Coordination, Antimicrobial resistance, Zoonotic ailments, Meals security, Biosafety and Biosecurity, Surveillance, Reporting, Preparedness, Emergency response and Danger communication amongst others.
Individuals reviewed the goals, indicators, actions, and implementation standing introduced beneath every space. Moreover, a assessment of the earlier JEE scores beneath every indicator had been reviewed and the brand new scores allotted throughout the inner analysis train evaluated utilizing the WHO Benchmarks device. A comply with up assembly for mapping sources to additional strengthen IHR is anticipated to happen subsequent week.