Director Tamba Boima observed that encouraging community dwellers to seek treatment in community health facilities will help to mitigate disease outbreaks in the country.
Boima made the statement Tuesday at the start of a three-day seminar for CSOs on the Ebola Community Action Platform (ECAP) Phase Two organized by Mercy Corps in partnership with the Ministry of Health held at a local hotel in Monrovia.
He noted that the involvement of CSOs in building the confidence of community dwellers to access treatment from health facilities after the elimination of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is critical to revamping the health system.
He stressed that CSOs play a significant role in creating community awareness on issues relating to the growth and development of the people, including their health status.
Director Boima emphasized that government is working along with partners to strengthen the health sector which was severely hit as a result of the civil war and the Ebola crisis, noting that it is a process and not an event.