Thursday, October 1, 2009

Canadian Red Cross Delegation Visits Liberia

A high power Canadian Red Cross delegation arrives in the country Monday as guest of the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS.

The Canadian delegation which is led by Mrs. Michèle Dionne, wife of the Prime Minister of Quebec will be in the country for one week to meet with authorities of the Liberian Red Cross and appraise the partnership between both organizations.
A Red Cross release says during the visit, the delegation will travel to Tubmanburg, Bomi County to tour the Liberian Red Cross Community Based Health/Malaria Project in the county.

The delegation will Wednesday attend the Open House Exhibition of the LNRCS’ Child Advocacy and Rehabilitation program and visit beneficiaries of the community in Brewerville. At the exhibition items produced by CAR beneficiaries will be displayed, while the Canadian delegation will interact with beneficiaries and staff of the CAR Center and visit one of the beneficiary community.

The delegation will Tuesday pay a courtesy call on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to discuss the LNRCS and CRC Partnership vis-à-vis Liberia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy would be highlighted.
The Canadian delegation will also meet with the Minister of Health and Social Welfare,

Dr. Walter Gwenigalee to discuss issues surrounding community health challenges in Liberia and Canadian Red Cross support for the fight against malaria.
The Canadian Red Cross delegation will Tuesday also meet Internal Affairs Minister Ambullai Johnson and Gender and Development Minister Varbah Gayflor. The discussion with Minister Gayflor will center on development opportunity and challenges of women and children affected by war: the case of Liberia.

The Canadian Red Cross is working in partnership with the LNRCS in the areas of gender and child protection, organizational development, child advocacy and rehabilitation, the release signed by the Red Cross’ Media & Public Relation Officer James Kpargoi concluded.

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