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‘Liberia Still in 18th Century Health System’

first_imgAn eminent and specialized Liberian medical doctor and surgeon has described the Liberian healthcare delivery system as an “18th century health system” with Liberians only surviving through goodwill gesture of foreign partners.Dr. Vuyu Golakai, who is also the Dean of the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine at the University of Liberia, stressed in a power point presentation during Liberia’s observation of the 21st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that, for people to feel the impact of good a  healthcare system, government needs to generate a condition that will bring to realization such impact.He noted that availability of healthcare, accessibility, acceptability and quality make the impact of healthcare felt.The fearless and outspoken Liberian medical doctor emphasized that the health system of Liberia has remained vulnerable as a result of failure and unfairness on the part of government to invest therein.Additionally, Dr. Golakai said taxpayers’ money has been used to sponsor more doctors in foreign countries to return and provide services to the government for a few years, but those very Liberians after completing their studies fail to fulfill their vows.He recalled that more than 100 Liberian doctors have been trained in foreign countries, but only 25 are in the country while the rest are abroad.Were those doctors fair enough to return home, Liberia would be one of the best in Africa; but after being sponsored by taxpayers’ money, they have changed their nationality.He further emphasized that healthcare as a right under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is not accessible and available to the ordinary Liberian people because the entire system is broken down.“Do you know why Ebola continues to be present in Monrovia?  It is because Monrovia is very dirty with garbage and human waste spread all over.  You do not expect the “City” to be free of disease when dirt is all over,” Dr. Golakai stressed.He also indicated that transparency is completely absent in the health sector, with health workers engaged in taking bribes from patients before attending to them.He again blamed it on government and the system that has been created, noting that because people are not punished for their wrong doing, they take advantage of it to continuously exhibit unethical behavior.“We health workers have not failed you, but your government has failed you.  If I do wrong and I’m made to bear punishment for my wrong doing, I will not repeat it.  But your government does not have such as system in place, so they have failed you and not we,” he added.Regarding the Ebola outbreak, Dr. Golakai squarely blamed World Health Organization’s Director, Margaret Chan for showing insensitivity to the disaster at the early stage.“This woman knew that Ebola is a deadly disease that broke out in neighboring Guinea, but she kept quiet for some months until it began spreading in Liberia and Sierra Leone before she could call for emergency.  It is not that they like us, but there was an agenda, and the agenda has manifested itself.  The call is meant to bring in money to the World Health Organization through Liberia and other affected countries,” Dr. Golakai noted.He attributed the decline of Ebola in Liberia to interventions by the United States and other partners but again stressed that U.S. especially was playing its role amidst shame and interest.“They colonized us and have been doing little to impact their former colony.  Moreover, they are interested in our oil, and so they have to play the role they play now,” he said amidst huge applause.Meanwhile, Dr. Golakai stressed that because of the Liberian government’s insensitivity to the health sector, the 20% budgetary allotment pronounced to be sent there has not come.  He further noted, “Because the system is vulnerable, your leaders use taxpayers’ money to travel abroad for medication while your clinics and hospitals are without essential drugs and other supplies.”Dr. Golakai also lashed out at President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for appointing people in government on the basis of friendship which, according to him, has caused under performance in her administration and yielding nothing for the Liberian people.Dr. Golakai who declared that he has never voted in Liberia and will not vote because Liberian politicians are not trustworthy, urged the audience to talk to the President to listen to pieces of expert advice from people and stop running the government on the basis of friendship.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Zidane happy to have his feet up

first_img0Shares0000Former French football player Zinedine Zidane smiles on June 11, 2018 in Saint Denis, suburban Paris, as he attends an event marking the 20th anniversary of France’s 1998 World Cup victory. © AFP / Eric FEFERBERGPARIS, France, Jun 11 – Zinedine Zidane said Monday he was happy to have some time off after stepping down as Real Madrid coach just days after steering the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League trophy.“I’ve got my feet up and am feeling good,” Zidane told AFP at the inauguration of a playground in Saint Denis, the north Parisian suburb that is home to the Stade de France where he starred for the French team that won the 1998 World Cup. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” the 45-year-old added. “The most important thing is the decision I’ve taken, the rest we’ll see.”Zidane, who scored twice in the 3-0 final victory over Brazil in 1998, was talking on the eve of a gala match pitching the World Cup-winning French team, minus then-captain Didier Deschamps who is now in Russia with the France team, against an international XI to mark the 20th anniversary of France’s win.Zidane quit Real on May 31, saying he had decided to leave at the top and that it was time for a change for himself and the club, as well as admitting he was unsure of his ability to maintain his winning record at Real.But he said no other club was involved in his decision to part ways with Real and although experts have linked him to the French national team coaching job, Zidane insisted he is eyeing no other position at this time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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