The U.S. Head of Delegation to the Bicentennial Celebration of the Republic of Liberia, Dana Banks, also Special Assistant to President Joe Biden and Senior Director for Africa at the National Security Council, met Monday, February 14, 2022 with Liberian President Weah and Ministers of Health and Foreign Affairs to commemorate the longstanding partnership between the United States Government and the Government of Liberia.
Ms. Banks also marked the launch of a bilateral agreement of approximately US$55 million to improve the health of Liberians over the next five years.
Known as the Health Partnership, this agreement 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, the U.S. seeks to stimulate Government of Liberia’s 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 Health Partnership also supports the Government of Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (2018-2023).