Monrovia, Liberia – November 3, 2023 — In a momentous stride toward a healthier future, Liberia officially launched the Liberia One Health Platform’s website on Friday, November 3, 2023, coinciding with the global observance of World One Health Day. This pioneering initiative marks a significant milestone in the nation’s commitment to information sharing across sectors, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration among healthcare sectors, promoting animal and environmental health, and ensuring the well-being of its citizens.
The Liberia One Health Platform’s website serves as a dynamic virtual hub, providing accessible and up-to-date information about the One Health initiatives undertaken by Liberia. On this auspicious day, the website was unveiled, aimed at raising awareness, enhancing education, and encouraging collaborative efforts among researchers, policymakers, healthcare professionals, and the public.
The platform offers a wealth of features designed to facilitate communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. Users can access a repository of technical One Health documents, research findings, and best practices related to One Health.
Liberia’s decision to launch the website on World One Health Day underscores the nation’s dedication to promoting the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. By embracing the One Health approach, Liberia aims to strengthen its public health systems, mitigate the risk of disease outbreaks, and enhance the overall well-being of its people and the environment.
Speaking during the launch event on behalf of Dr. Wilhemina S. Jallah, Chairperson, Liberia One Health Platform Steering Committee, Sonpon Blamo Sieh, Snr., National One Health Coordinator, expressed enthusiasm about the website’s potential impact, stating, “Today, Liberia takes a significant step toward a healthier future. By launching the Liberia One Health Platform’s website, we are fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and building a stronger, more resilient healthcare system. This platform will serve as a hub for transformative change in information sharing among stakeholders.”
The Liberia One Health Platform website [www.onehealthliberia.org] funded by EchoHealth Alliance, a US-based non-governmental organization working in Liberia, working to protect humans, animals, and the environment from emerging infectious diseases. The website was developed by CYGEC IT SOLUTIONS, INC., a local information technology firm.
The launch of the Liberia One Health Platform’s website represents a testament to Liberia’s commitment to global health security and sustainable development. As the nation continues to invest in interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange, Liberia is poised to create a healthier, more resilient future for all its citizens.