ITALIAN DELEGATION REASURES CONTINUOUS SUPPORT TO THE A.M DOGLIOTTI COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIBERIA, as Vice President Boakai meets them on the sidelines of the Humanitarian Summit.
From the Desk of Atty. George K. Saah, Director Media Relations (0886-514-462)
Istanbul, May 23, 2016
Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says trained doctors and healthcare professionals are indispensable in the drive to improve Liberia’s healthcare delivery system and that the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine at the University of Liberia must be strengthened and modernized to ensure that it continues to train doctors, pharmacists, and other health professionals not just for Liberia, but for the entire sub-region as well.
Vice President Boakai was speaking today when he held bilateral discussions with the Delegation from Italy, led by the Italian Deputy Foreign Minister for International Cooperation. Mr. Mario Giro, on the fringes of the World Humanitarian Summit organized by the United Nations, ongoing in Istanbul, Turkey.
Vice President Boakai lauded the Italian Government for its financial, material, and manpower support in the creation and advancement of the medical college. He called for greater technical cooperation and stronger ties between Italy and Liberia according to a dispatch from Turkey.
Minister Giro for his part commended the Government and people of Liberia for their resilience and tenacity in defeating the Ebola Virus Disease. He said Liberia has a success story and can be relied upon to share best practices with the region and the world in the prevention of conflict and the effective management of health crisis. He reaffirmed the Italian Government’s commitment to the existing technical cooperation agreement.
The Italian Deputy Foreign Minister disclosed that Italy is currently training several officers in advanced border protection as part of preparing Liberian security forces as UNMIL draws down. He assured that Italy will continue to support A.M. Diglotti College of Medicine in the training of doctors and healthcare personnel.
The Vice President is heading a delegation to the World Humanitarian Conference which includes Gender and Social Protection Minister Julia Duncan Cassell, Commissioner of LRRRR, Abla Williams, and Deputy Internal Affairs Minister, Varney Sirleaf, a release from Istanbul said.