President Sirleaf Meets Pharmaceutical Association of Liberia

Wednesday, 26th September 2007
President Sirleaf with members of the Pharmaceutical Association.
President Sirleaf with members of the Pharmaceutical Association.
Photo Credit: Ousman Diallo/Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her government is committed to providing incentives for rural workers beyond salary level. At a meeting with nurses and members of the Pharmaceutical Association of Liberia, the President called for the setting up of criterion to conduct assessment of nursesí aide schools.

Tuesdayís meeting was part of the Presidentís Executive Consultations with National Stakeholders. The Liberian president spoke of national development initiatives, expressing governmentís desire to have a multi-year plan to fast track the developmental process.

For her part, the President of the Nurses Association, Madam Olive Hunter Dwannah, said there was a need for government to periodically assess all nursing schools. Dr. Dwannah also stressed the need to revise the national curriculum for all categories of nursing. The nurses further challenged government to harmonize all national health curricula and called on Government to encourage young nurses to work in the leeward counties to help improve the health delivery system in rural Liberia.

The Nurses and Pharmaceutical Association thanked Government for the tuition free scholarship program offered to students of the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA).

The occasion was witnessed by Deputy Health Minister for Social Welfare, Mr. Joseph Geebro and Assistant Health Minister Madam Jesse Duncan.