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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

July 2012

Liberia's Assistant Minister of Health

Tolbert NyenswahA practicing attorney and disease prevention and control advocate, Tolbert Nyenswah, Esq., LLB, MPH, is the newly appointed Assistant Minister of Health for Liberia. Nyenswah oversees the Bureau of Preventive Services in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, where he is responsible for the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as mental health. He has served as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Preventive Services and oversaw the coordination of malaria control, prevention, policies and strategies as the Deputy Program Director of the National Malaria Control Program. Nyenswah has been credited with being instrumental in the development of a national health plan and policy for Liberia and is a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2012 MPH graduate.

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