US health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4800

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US health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4800

At the ceremony, Secretary Price thanked the Liberian government for the work and successful partnership with the USA government.

He praised survivors, saying "we celebrate their victory over Ebola".

We are here this week to promote global health security and to express President Trump and his Administration's appreciation for this great work being done here in Liberia. The U.S. sent troops into the country to intervene to help stop the outbreak, which killed more than 11,300 people, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Price later met with health workers at Redemption Hospital, where Liberia's first Ebola death was recorded in 2014.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf received Secretary Thomas E. Price at the Presidential Lounge and acknowledged the huge support of the American Government to Liberia in the health sector. The visiting United States health official adds that these systems and the people who are now trying to use them are key to achieving lasting national health security here. Dr. Mosoka Fallah, a Liberian health ministry official, told Price there had been resistance from people there to report for testing.

According to him, the USA government knows that by ensuring that allpublic health systems around the world are prepared to prevent, respond and control disease outbreaks at local levels, "we" can thenreduce them at global levels.

On behalf of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, he thanked Liberians for the work they are doing and for the successful partnership they have been able to build with the United States.

As such, he says together, "we're" working to improve the health system of Liberia while helping to maintain the health security of the United States and the rest of the world.

He also thanked thanked US Ambassador to Liberia Ms.

The World Health Organization declared an end to the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus in June.

Price promised to highlight the U.S. -Liberia partnership that helped defeat Ebola when he attends the upcoming G-20 health summit in Berlin.

Dr. Dahn says Dr. Price's visit here marks an important point in thehistory and development of Liberia's health system and demonstratesthe continuous support to its health agenda and the historical tiesbetween the two nations.

He informed the Liberia leader that he is in the country to appreciate the efforts by her government in combating the Ebola Virus Disease, as well as hold discussions with health authorities on efforts to improve the health sector.

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