The Governments of the United States of America and Liberia have signed a US$55 million Health Partnership Agreement to improve the health of Liberians over the next five years.
The agreement, according to a release, was signed when U.S. Head of Delegation to the Bicentennial Celebration of the Republic of Liberia, Hon. Dana Banks, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Africa at the National Security Council met with President Weah and Minister of Health and Foreign Affairs to commemorate the longstanding partnership between the two governments.
Known as the Health Partnership, this agreement according to the release, demonstrates the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to strengthening health systems; combatting malaria; advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights; maternal, neonatal, and child health; and accelerating efforts towards universal health coverage.
“Together, we seek to stimulate Government of Liberia health systems and improve maternal, newborn and child health, family planning and reproductive health, and malaria service delivery; improve the quality of health services at the point of care; increase institutional access to water, sanitation and hygiene; and decentralize health governance for marginalized rural populations in focus counties,” the release noted.
The Health Partnership also supports the Government of Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (2018-2023).