By Necus M. Andrews
A senior official of President Donald Trump’s administration is in Liberia to hold talks with authorities here.
United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Thomas E. Price is in Liberia to meet Liberian Health officials aimed at addressing some prevailing challenges facing the country’s health sector.
Dr. Price, who arrived in Liberia Wednesday, was received by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Health Minister Dr. Bernice T. Dahn at the Robert’s International Airport.
Dr. Price immediately held a closed-door meeting with President Johnson-Sirleaf before addressing the media.
In a press briefing, Dr. Price said he is in Liberia to stress a message of the United States’ partnership and support to the country.
According to Dr. Price, his visit to Liberia is a demonstration of the United States government’s willingness to continue the Liberia-US relations that has existed for many years.
“I am here to deliver a message of support and commitment for mutual respect and cooperation,” Dr. Price said.
The U.S Secretary of Health and Human Services praised Liberia for being committed in combating the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, nothing that such commitment has placed Liberia on the map that it is ready to address any health problem.
He said the United States remains committed to collaborating with Liberia to solve some of its challenges especially in the health sector.
Welcoming Dr. Price, Liberia’s Health Minister Dr. Dahn lauded the United States government for helping the country to overcome one of its worse health crises.
Dr. Dahn said over the years, the United States Government has helped Liberia in taking a large step in the direction of government-led development in the health sector.
She told the US Secretary of Health and Human Services that has Liberia moved toward a government-led one plan through the international partnership that enables partners to consolidate their support.