As the country battles the deadly coronavirus,a Liberian who’s vigorously engaging in the fight, Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah has gained the trust of the Liberia leader George Weah.
President Weah has appointed Dr. Fallah as Director-General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) pending confirmation by the Liberian Senate.
Before today’s appointment Dr. Fallah served as Acting Director-General of NPHIL after the resignation of Cllr. Tolbert Nyenswah as head of the entity.
The NPHIL mission is to prevent and control public health threats by promoting healthy outcomes and serving as a source of knowledge and expertise for Liberia.
Dr. Fallah, a Liberian with several years of medical studies and experiences obtained his master’s degree from Kent State University in the United States. He studied at the University of Kentucky from 2005 to 2011, obtaining his doctorate in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics in 2011. He subsequently received a master’s in public health from Harvard University.
He is also a visiting lecture for public health specialist at Indiana University, USA and the founder and Executive Director of Refugee Place International USA .
Since his appointment hours ago, JFK Chief Medical Officer wasted no time to welcome on board Dr. Fallah to his new position on her social media page .
Sia Watta Camanor writes “Congratulations my own Big Brother on your nomination as Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL).”
Also showing admiration on social media was a substance use prevention epidemiologist at Minnesota Department of Human Services, Emma Jean Boley who wrote “ I do not do politics , but I must say Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah’s nomination for Director for NPHIL is well deserved! Contrats!”
A Student at the University of Liberia Mr. Paradise O. Young, writes “Congratulations on your preferment as Director proper of NPHIL, Dr. Mosoka P. Falla Liberians trust your fighting spirit to curtail this life threatening GLOBAL Pandemic, COVID-19.”
It is not clear why the high level of commendations keeps pouring in for Dr. Fallah as the country is grappling with curtailing the spread of the coronavirus.
Already some Liberians are criticizing health authorities a group Dr. Fallah is a member of tasked to prevent the country form the virus and do proper contact tracing of people who interacted with some of the COVID-19 virus carriers.
During the heat of the deadly Ebola crisis in Liberia, Dr. Fallah was on the front line with other health practitioners battling EBOLA. With his experiences many Liberians believes he is well appropriate to properly give direct instructions since he is now appointed as head of the NPHIL.