World Food Program Revolutionizes Medicine Delivery, Strengthens Healthcare Nationwide with USAID, Global Funds Support

Nov 22, 2023 - 15:56
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World Food Program Revolutionizes Medicine Delivery, Strengthens Healthcare Nationwide with USAID, Global Funds Support
WFP Country Director, Dr. Aliou Diongue

MONROVIA: In a groundbreaking move, the World Food Program (WFP), with generous support from USAID and Global Funds, has assumed control of nationwide medicine delivery, heralding a new era of efficiency and reliability.

 

The collaboration with the Ministry of Health aims to overcome past challenges, including delays and drug expiration.

 

Dr. Aliou Diongue, the country director of WFP, highlighted the significance of this groundbreaking initiative, stating, "This strategic alliance stands as a testament to our commitment to supporting not just one, but ten essential health programs. It marks a pivotal moment in healthcare logistics, addressing past challenges and ensuring a more effective delivery system to meet diverse healthcare needs."

 

The essential health programs supported by WFP cover a wide array of crucial initiatives, including the essential drugs program, national AIDS control program, reproductive health program, national malaria control program, national leprosy, and tuberculosis control program, neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable diseases, eye health program, mental health program, and the medical supplies program.

 

The initiative has already made significant strides, backed by an impressive inventory of 907 units of medicine valued at twenty-one million and a staggering 561 shipments, totaling 159 metric tons of health supplies. This collaborative effort stands as a testament to the impactful alliance between WFP and its dedicated donors.

 

Addressing long-standing issues such as delays and drug expiration, the partnership not only resolves historical challenges but also fosters an environment encouraging more donor involvement.

 

 USAID and Global Funds, among others, play a crucial role in ensuring a substantial inventory to meet the nation's healthcare demands.

 

Currently operational in 13 out of 15 counties, WFP's extensive coverage demonstrates its unwavering commitment to extending its reach across the entire nation.

 

 As this transformative collaboration continues to unfold, the call for additional donors reverberates, emphasizing the potential to significantly enhance healthcare accessibility and delivery nationwide.

 

This innovative approach spearheaded by WFP and its partners heralds a new era of efficient and reliable medicine distribution, setting a precedent for impactful public-private partnerships.

 

This innovative approach, spearheaded by WFP in tandem with its partners, paves the way for a new era of efficient and reliable medicine distribution, setting a precedent for impactful public-private partnerships in advancing healthcare across multiple essential programs.

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