Health Promoters Network Appeals to Health Workers to Return to Work

first_imgThe Health Promoters’ Network of Liberia (HPNL) has called on health workers to reconsider their decision to go on strike.The group has promised to coordinate closely with the Ministry of Health and health partners to address the growing concerns of the aggrieved health workers.The group, made up of Liberian journalists covering health issues, said it acknowledged the numerous contributions health workers are making in the country and is appealing to them to take the issue of the Ebola virus as a national health crisis.The group said in the midst of the Ebola crisis, the decision to abandon health facilities will only add to the increasing number of Ebola cases and deaths across Liberia.The group called on the leadership to once more dialogue with officials of the Ministry of the Health and Social Welfare, partners and relevant authorities to deliver on promises made to health workers especially those assigned at various Ebola treatment units.HPNL coordinator Victor Seah said only dialogue not strike action can resolve the issues of benefits and salaries of health workers.HPNL said abandoning of Ebola patients or suspected persons will lead to the spread of the virus and every measure being deployed by government with support from the international community to stop the spread of the virus will deteriorate and all efforts will be meaningless.According to the group, the strike will have negative consequences on those suffering from Ebola and would adversely affect progress made so far in the fight against the disease.The Health Promoters of Liberia wants health workers planning to go on strike to uphold their ethics in responding to their duties as always and allow their leadership to negotiate with the leadership of the Government of Liberia in addressing their concern.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Peewee Flyers take second at weekend tournament

first_imgThe Flyers started things off on the right foot as they found the back of the net midway through the first period to take a 1-0 lead. They held that lead until the late stages of the frame until Grande Prairie tied things with 2:28 left to play.Grande Prairie would take the lead early in the second as they scored 2:21 in, however the Peewee Flyers would tie things with 1:33 left in the frame.There was no scoring in a back and forth third period, and it looked like the game was destined for a shoot out. The Knights had other ideas and netted the game winning goal with 38 seconds left in overtime.- Advertisement -Connor Bowie, and Curtis Hammond each scored for the Flyers. Getting assists were Nathan Brownlee, and Connor Kindrat.last_img read more