Minister of Health Liberia Visit

Liberia’s Minister of Health and Social Welfare, the Honorable Walter T. Gwenigale, recently visited IANPHI’s Atlanta Office to discuss a cooperative agreement to strengthen his country’s public health system.  Dr. Gwenigale noted the high research and disease surveillance capacity in the country and his desire to strengthen laboratory facilities to ensure accurate and timely disease diagnosis.  Dr. Gwenigale recently hosted an IANPHI team led by Kathy Cahill, Senior Advisor for Public Health Policy, which assessed public health capacity in the country.  The development of a joint action plan to support the cooperative agreement, in partnership with one or more IANPHI member institutes, will be developed in June. 

MOH meeting

IANPHI meets with Liberia’s Minister of Health and Social Welfare, the Honorable Walter T. Gwenigale. 

(left to right) Steven Blount, Courtenay Dusenbury, Minister Gwenigale, Kathy Cahill and Robert Breiman