- location:Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa
Bropleh Warns Against Unhealthy Lifestyle
Former Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Rev. Dr. Laurence K. Bropleh may be known for nationalistic speeches, but the outspoken and eloquent politician-prelate has got an advice for unhealthy lifestyle.
Speaking Saturday at program marking the installation of a leadership at the A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and initiation of new student-doctors, Rev. Dr. Bropleh said unhealthy lifestyle was being a tradition in Liberia and must end.
Dr. Bropleh said it was sad despite the alarming life expectancy rate of the country; Liberians would still continue the deadly path.
He said it was good for people to begin practicing good eating hobbies, carrying on exercises and then frequently see the doctor.
As per the reason he was called, Rev. Dr. Bropleh urged medical students to remain committed to their studies in order to perform a “nationalistic and humanistic” duty.
He said medical students must aid Liberia healthcare delivery, which he affirmed, poses a serious challenge to Liberia.
“I need not overemphasize the competing complexity of the health sector, ranging from human capacity to low funding, poor services and unavailability of least affordable drugs,” he said. “Your duties are enormous; your challenges are huge.”
Former Minister Bropleh added that health practitioners must be willing to decentralize their services to the country as there were need for healthcare nationwide Liberia, not only in Monrovia .
He urged the student leadership to partner with the administration of the college, adding, “Student leadership is a support base of administration”.
“Yes, you may disagree with administration; but your disagreement must always be channeled through the proper way. It must be channeled in a constructive and organized way,” Dr. Bropleh said to the applause of the audience.
However, he hastened to warn the audience against being carried away by the musicality of his speech, rather the theme it contained.
The program was an enormous success, with 38 student doctors initiated into the field of medicine and the leadership of the student government installed.
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