Monrovia, Liberia

Liberia joins the OIE as 179th Member


Liberia joins the World Organisation for Animal Health as the 179th OIE Member Country and 53rd Member of the OIE Regional Commission for Africa. Liberia, a country in West Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire has participated in some OIE activities as observer before being a Member.

First nation in Africa to gain independence in 1847, Liberia is governed since January 16, 2006 by the 2011 Nobel prize winner, Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, first elected female Head of State. The country is a member of ECOWAS and the African Union and is a founding member of the United Nations. The Veterinary Authority is represented by the Department of Animal Health Services of the Liberian Ministry of Agriculture.

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