Dr. Austin Demby was on Monday, January 18, 2021 appointed by President Maada Bio as the Minister of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone.
Demby is a renowned US-based medical expert with years of experience working for the CDC sister organisation Health Resources and Services Administration. He served as the Deputy Director of HRSA’s Office of Global Health and also as the Director of PEPFAR in past. He has tremendous experience working in health systems in Lower and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
The Veteran Doctor had earlier worked on the Sierra Leone Lassa Fever project in Eastern region of the country and He led the US response during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in 2014/2015. Until his appointment, Demby was one of the advisers to President Julius Maada Bio on the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“I look forward to making a significant difference in the lives of all Sierra Leoneans.”, while awaiting parliament confirmation, Demby told local reporters after his appointment on Monday.
Congratulations to him.
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