Liberia – Recovery from War
| Jan 25, 2012
Dan Ward and I left Nairobi, Kenya and flew to Monrovia, Liberia in West Africa. It was a 6 ½ flight to Monrovia from Nairobi. It was good to be back in Liberia; my last visit to the country was in 2006. I knew there was progress and stability in the country following the civil war that ended in 2003, but it was good to see how much progress had been made. Keep in mind, there is still a long way to go, but infrastructure is improving making life a bit easier, and there is peace that allows for development to take place. My goal on this segment of the trip was to introduce the Liberian staff to Dan Ward, MTI’s new African Regional Director; visit the health projects that Medical Teams International is implementing in the western part of the country; and spend some time with our Liberia staff as most of them I have never met.