UK to help Liberia with health development
The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) reiterated its support for progress and democratic governance in Liberia in a statement issued today.
Mr. Neil Bradley, Ambassador to Liberia, said his country would continue to play a role in several areas, including health, in the future.
The UK government has been active in five critical areas in Liberia, Amb. Bradley said during a courtesy visit to the Liberia Mission in London, where he had meaningful conversations “regarding increased collaboration between Liberia and the UK” with his Liberian counterpart.
Regarding healthcare and education, he mentioned that the UK is leading the way in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines from WHO’s COVAX Initiative, with Liberia being one of the countries. to benefit from it.
He also explained that the British government will provide Mary’s Meals with $2.6 million from 2021 to 2024 to help alleviate the hunger of more than 157,000 Liberian children.
According to Ambassador Bradley, visiting the project area in Bomi County will be the best way to measure the success of the initiative.
UNICEF’s Nutrition and Financing Facility, which targets 1.3 million women and children, will receive $5 million from the United Kingdom, as well as $80,000 from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Liberia to help reduce the incidence of stunting from 36% to 33% by 2024.
Efforts are being made to improve the health of pregnant women and their newborns. Personal safety equipment worth an additional $1.5 million has been provided to fight the global epidemic.
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