15 June 2017

Liberia: IOM, Partners Donate to Port Health

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) has donated several office equipment and furniture to Port Health Services and Quarantine at the Roberts International Airport.

The donation is in continuation of IOM and partners' effort to strengthen the capacity of port health and quarantine units at major entry points.

The Port Health and Quarantine Unit is under the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL).

The donated items include air conditioners, internet services, Honda motorbike, laptops, and furniture, among others.

Making presentation Wednesday at the RIA, IOM Consultant Dr. Ulkhak said his institution and partners attach importance to the work of port health and quarantine.

He said RIA, being a major entry point in Liberia, IOM and partners decided to strengthen the capacity of port health and quarantine unit to keep surveillance relative to the control and management of infectious disease at the airport.

The IOM Consultant hopes the donated items would enhance the operations of the port health and quarantine unit at the airport.

Receiving the items, the District Health Officer of Mamba Kaba District in Margibi County Joseph A. S. Saah lauded IOM and partners for the donation.

He said the issue of port health is important and must be supported.

For her part, the Human Resource Manager for Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) Madam Regina Ajavon Benson commended IOM and partners for identifying with the port health. She said the items would be used purposefully.


On Africa Day - Who Has Taken Up the Mantle of Pan-Africanism?

Pan-Africanism – the liberation of Africans through regional cohesion and solidarity – has played a crucial… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 The NEWS. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.