Although it is my understanding that the President of Liberia “has set up a special investigative committee to probe the reported breach in the health and administrative protocols which guide the issuance of Covid-19 test results by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL, the Government of Liberia is known to respond to public outcries by setting up investigation teams without interest in treating findings or reports from such teams as serious matters of concern.  Op-ed 

OPEN LETTER: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director General World Health Organization

Dear Dr. Ghebreyesus: I present my compliments and write to bring to your kind attention an unfortunate situation unfolding in Liberia in relation to COVID-19 testing. My understanding is that the WHO values integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity. However, the conduct of the Ministry of Health and the National Public health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) under the direction of the George Weah Government has not reflected those values in their dealings with my father, Alaric Kormu Tokpa. Although it is my understanding that the President of Liberia “has set…

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The COVID-19 case has increased to 2M+ globally. The rising death toll is over 145,000, collapsing economies while leaving the most vulnerable without food and shelter. Yet in the wake of the global pandemic, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, has put a stop to the US' financial support to the WHO. Trump justifies halting aid to the WHO on claims that it is "China Centric." It raises enormous questions about the ability of the WHO to curb the virus at a time with insufficient funding with the proliferation of a virus to which there is no cure. This, given the escalation of the situation, gives no hope for our ability to overcome the virus. Op-ed 

Post COVID-19-Economic Recovery & the potential threats to environmental sustainability

    The Editor, The COVID-19 case has increased to 2M+ globally. The rising death toll is over 145,000, collapsing economies while leaving the most vulnerable without food and shelter. Yet in the wake of the global pandemic, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, has put a stop to the US’ financial support to the World Health Organization or WHO. Trump justifies halting aid to the WHO on claims that it is “China Centric.” It raises enormous questions about the ability of the WHO to curb the virus…

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