Combating Uncared for Tropical Ailments in Liberia: Practically 2 million folks to profit from Mass Drug Administration towards lymphatic filariasis and schistosomiasis in endemic counties

Combating Uncared for Tropical Ailments in Liberia: Practically 2 million folks to profit from Mass Drug Administration towards lymphatic filariasis and schistosomiasis in endemic counties

Neglected Tropical Diseases medicines consignment donation to Ministry of Health

Monrovia, Liberia – In a concerted effort to fight Uncared for Tropical Ailments (NTDs) and improve public well being in Liberia, the World Well being Group (WHO) has donated a consignment of Albendazole and Praziquantel tablets to the Ministry of Well being for use for the prevention and remedy of Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil Transmitted Helminths, and Schistosomiasis, concentrating on greater than 2 million folks in endemic counties by Mass Drug Administration campaigns.

This donation is a part of implementation of the WHO NTD roadmap and the Nationwide NTD Grasp Plan of the Ministry of Well being, which stipulate interventions and targets for management and elimination of those uncared for illnesses by 2030.

The Albendazole tablets, earmarked for the prevention and remedy of Lymphatic Filariasis and Soil Transmitted Helminths, will profit over 1.5 million individuals in 13 endemic counties, whereas the Praziquantel tablets will goal 2.4 million individuals in 6 endemic counties for Schistosomiasis, marking a major step ahead within the nationwide efforts to fight these parasitic infections.

Throughout the donation ceremony on the Central Medical Shops (CMS) in Caldwell, the Honorable Minister of Well being, Dr. Louise Kpoto, expressed her gratitude for the collaborative efforts in strengthening Liberia’s public well being interventions saying, “On behalf myself, the folks of Liberia and His Excellency the President Joseph Boakai, I categorical our appreciation for the extent of help we’ve and proceed to obtain from WHO and all our well being companions in guaranteeing that the ARREST agenda turns into an agenda we envision. Be relaxation assured that these medicines will attain the final mile to serve those who want the help”.

Dr. Clement Peter, the WHO Consultant in Liberia, expressed profound dedication, affirming, “This consignment is a part of WHO’s ongoing help for the Uncared for Tropical Ailments program, guaranteeing medicines can be found to help in efforts to manage and eradicate these illnesses. Via our long-standing partnership with the Ministry of Well being and our donors, we proceed to commit ourselves to bettering the well being and well-being of the Liberian folks by offering these medicines, that are fully free. We additionally prolong our gratitude to the World Meals Program (WFP) for his or her wonderful service in sustaining the Central Medical Shops and guaranteeing programs are in place for accountability.”

Final yr the WHO supported the Ministry of Well being by provision of provides for a Mass Drug Administration reaching over 2 million folks in focused counties in Liberia.

The Ministry of Well being, in collaboration with companions together with WHO Liberia, stays dedicated to implementing complete methods to fight Uncared for Tropical Ailments (NTDs) and obtain the Sustainable Improvement Objectives (SDGs), notably SDG 3, by guaranteeing common well being protection and equitable entry to well being companies for all. Past Liberia’s borders, WHO extends its help for NTDs on a world scale. Working throughout various areas, WHO’s help encompasses elevating consciousness, strengthening well being programs, and offering important assets to fight NTDs.

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