By: Joseph Titus Yekeryan
Liberia’s Public Health Consultant, Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah has been selected to share a platform with Dr. Robtel Pailey (Liberian) and Dr. Paul Farmer in finding a remedy to shape the post-Covid world.
The March 3, 2021 event will see the representation of Liberia through Dr. Fallah who has and continued to contribute through sharing his knowledge in battling the Coronavirus pandemic.
The event is being organized by the London School of Economics and will witness virtual participation. Under the theme “Can Covid-19 Invigorate an Alternative Vision for the Future of Global Health,” the Liberian Doctor will speak on the possibilities of how the world itself can shift the Covid19 pandemic to a better environment for all.
He will also highlight how international institutions can be reformed to overturn the global North’s dominance in health programming. Moving further, the former National Public Health Institute of Liberia Director will explain how new funding arrangements that empower global south infrastructures might affect public health agenda.
It is believed that his selection to participate derives from his long-standing experience in battling health crisis backing from the Ebola Virus Pandemic which he took the centre stage to help Liberia and Africa defeat.
Continuing the advocacy for Covid-19 for Africa, Dr. Fallah was recently interviewed by Radio France International along with other experts on the prospects of the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, (COVAX) and AVATT initiatives for Africa.
COVAX is a global initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines led by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and others. It is one of the three pillars of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, an initiative begun in April 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Commission, and the government of France as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVAX aims to coordinate international resources to enable the equitable access of COVID-19 diagnostics, treatments, and COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr. Fallah has Extensive experience working in humanitarian crises with Doctors without Borders in Liberia (MSF) during the heat of the civil war. He currently has over five years of experiences in development work and has over the past worked on a consultancy contract with a USAID-funded project to develop a program for the recruitment, training and deployment of community health officers.
He is the Founder of Refuge Place International (a nonprofit organization to help construct a maternal newborn and child clinic and develop health services in the slums of Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia) in both the USA and Liberia in 2009.
As executive director, he recruits some volunteer Liberian-American and other American health professionals to help develop a training curriculum for allied health workers. He also helped to cofound Horizon International a nonprofit helping war-affected women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some Bong County-based citizens have described Dr. Fallah has one of Liberia’s dependents when it comes to Health and Humanitarian issues.