The Government of the People’s Republic of China through its Embassy here on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 donated a consignment of anti-malarial drugs to the Government of Liberia (GOL).
Speaking during the official turning over ceremony of the donated drugs, Chinese Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Zhao Jianhua, the drugs worth 3M RNB Yuan (US$500,000). The official turning over ceremony of the donated drugs was held at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Congo Town, outside Monrovia.
According to him, China is dedicated to supporting the health sector of Liberia.
“The donation of these drugs is just a small portion of the many things we have done and things we are to do here. China is dedicated to supporting the healthcare delivery system of this country,” he added.
Receiving the drugs on behalf of the Government of Liberia, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Walter Gweinegale, lauded the Chinese government for its kind gesture.
He said China has over the years assisted Liberia in different areas of the nation’s post war recovery process.
He noted that China remains Liberia’s major partner in its (Liberia) reconstruction process.
“China definitely is our major partner in our development process. They have helped us in donating some essential drugs and at the same time built major health facilities. The building we are sitting in is a common example of China’s good gesture to Liberia. We certainly feel very overwhelmed by these Chinese initiatives, because they in turn boost the health needs of our country,” he pointed out.
“China has been in the vanguard of helping Liberia in so many other directions and so, we as Liberians are so grateful to China,” he among other things added.
Meanwhile, the donated drugs are expected to treat about 80,000 persons.