Liberia: Health Minister Declares Polio Virus Outbreak as National Public Health Emergency - News Summed Up

Liberia: Health Minister Declares Polio Virus Outbreak as National Public Health Emergency


Monrovia – Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, the Minister of Health on Thursday declared an outbreak of the Poliovirus, terming it as a ‘National Public Health Emergency’. The statement from Minister followed the detection of poliovirus by the National Surveillance System, which has spread throughout the country from two different environmental sites in Monrovia. “In line with WHO and the communities for Polio and the International Health Regulation of 2005, recommendations as that in such a case, action supposed to be taken to curtail its further spread; therefore, I am officially declaring Polio as a National Public Health Emergency. Under the National Polio Emergency, the Health Minister says immediate measures that include door-to-door polio vaccination campaign will take place in every community across the Country to monitor the situation within the country to beef up the fight against polio. “This virus is circulating within the public for about a year so we are ready to move things forward quickly to protect the Children.


Source: Front Page Africa February 05, 2021 08:15 UTC



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