(Monrovia) — On May 17, 2018, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder visited government hospital projects in Robertsport and Tubmanburg. The projects, with support from the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include significant water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure (WASH) improvements at St. Timothy and Liberia Government Hospitals in Grand Cape Mount and Bomi counties. The projects, implemented through the University of Massachusetts Medical School/Academic Consortium for Combatting Ebola in Liberia (ACCEL), integrate WASH improvements with improved infection prevention and control activities to support sustained disease prevention, and mitigation of future potential disease outbreaks and epidemics.
Joining Ambassador Elder in commissioning the projects were Dr. Catherine Cooper, Assistant Minister for Curative Services, Ministry of Health; Tolbert Nyenswah, Director General, National Public Health Institute of Liberia; Dr. Desmond Williams, CDC Country Director; Dr. Roseda E. Marshall, ACCEL Country Director; Dr. Williamatta S. Williams-Gibson, Medical Director, Liberia Government Hospital; Dr. Sekou Sitan Keita, Medical Director, St. Timothy Hospital; County Health Team members; hospital staff; and community members.