AfDB President Kaberuka and WHO Regional Director for Africa Sambo Visits Liberia, Renew Their Commitment to Fight The Ebola Virus Disease in the Sub-Region
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Wednesday, August 27, 2014) The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have renewed their commitment to working with Liberia in its fight against the ravaging Ebola virus disease now plaguing the sub-region.
According to an Executive Mansion release, speaking separately at a joint press conference in the Foyer of the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Louis Gomes Sambo and AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka said their visit to Liberia was a demonstration of their loyalty to the Government and people of Liberia in their effort to eradicate the Ebola virus disease.Full story...
Ebola _ Medical Supplies Airlifted to Liberia from the UK
LONDON: 28 August 2014: The UK- Liberia Ebola Taskforce established by the Union of Liberian Organizations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) has airlifted the first of two consignments of assorted protective medical supplies to Liberia to assist the Government in the fight to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus from the country. The supply is expected to arrive in Liberia over the weekend on SN Brussels airline.
According to the Liberia Dental and Medical Association in the United Kingdom who spearheads the initiative on behalf of ULO-UK, the initial supply will be sent to the Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County because of the vast catchment communities that benefits from that regional referral hospital.
The hospital has been closed for a little over three weeks because of fears by health workers to contract the Ebola virus due to the lack of protective equipment to treat suspected cases of Ebola at the hospital.
Officials of ULO-UK who physically participated in stocking the materials including Dr. Kokulo Waiwaiku, Dr. Velma Troko, Dr. George Flahn, Mrs. Lena Marshall, Mrs. Evelyn DeShield and Mrs. Robena Vincent, the plight of medical practitioners in Liberia who have lost their lives in the execution of their duties is of great concern and everything should be done by all Liberians to encourage their return to active duty. They described health workers as true professionals and promised to support them in whatever way possible to bring relief to the country.
Items included in the shipment are Anti-bacteria gel, disinfectants, surgical scissors, infra-thermometer, disposable aprons, face masks and orthopedic instruments amongst others.
The effort of ULO-UK was complimented by the Liberian Embassy in the UK who negotiated with SN Brussels Corporate Office in London for airlifting the 1200 kilograms of medical supplies to Liberia on gratis.
Gasoline, Fuel Prices Drop
The Government of Liberia through the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company ("LPRC") and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has announced the reduction in the prices of gasoline and diesel fuel on the Liberian market.
According to a Petroleum price circular issued by the government, the retail pump price for a gallon of gasoline has dropped from US$4.33 to US$4.18 or its Liberian dollar equivalent of 345.00 (which represent a fifteen cent reduction) while the retail pump price for a gallon of diesel fuel has fallen 4.36 to 4.26 or its Liberian dollars equivalent of 355.00 (which represents a reduction of ten cents).
The new Petroleum price ceiling circular which was jointly signed by the Minister of Commerce & Industry, Axel Addy and Liberian Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) Managing Director T. Nelson Williams, II takes effect as of Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
The circular warned that the Ministry of Commerce inspectorate will closely monitor the approved ceiling prices to avoid the arbitrary hike in the pump prices of gasoline and fuel on the local market. The circular further warned that the ministry of commerce will also be closely monitoring the effectiveness of the price circular to ensure that importers do not undercut fellow competitors on the market.
UNICEF airlifts 100 tonnes of essential supplies on behalf of Government and World Bank, scaling up Liberia's Ebola response
MONROVIA, Liberia, 26 August 2014 – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) airlifted 100 metric tonnes of health and hygiene supplies to Liberia's Roberts International Airport Tuesday morning, strengthening national efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic that has infected thousands in Liberia since emerging in March. Full story...
President Sirleaf Confers With UN Secretary General’s Senior UN Systems Coordinator David Nabarro; Commits to Rolling Back the Spread of the Deadly Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Friday, August 22, 2014): President Ellen Johnson received a high–level delegation of the United Nations System at her Foreign Ministry office in Monrovia on Friday, August 22, 2014. Full story...
President Sirleaf Commends Healthcare Workers in Bomi County;
Visits Quarantined West Point on Monday, August 25
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Monday, August 25, 2014) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have commended healthcare workers in Bomi County for going the extra mile in the wake of the Ebola virus outbreak in the country. Full story...
Congolese Medical Team Arrives In Liberia…Pledges To Work With Liberia Medical Professionals In Fighting Ebola
Monrovia, Sunday, August 24, 2014: A five man medical team from the Democratic Republic of Congo has arrived in Liberia with a pledge to help Liberia in its fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. Full story...
Hope in the Midst of Despair: Some Liberians are recovering from Ebola and returning home to their families
Most of the news about Ebola in Liberia and around the world is reporting of death, doom and gloom, but in the midst of high death counts and fears of the deadly Ebola virus, some Liberians are getting better and walking out of Ebola Centers negative, after once testing positive for the disease. Full story...
Air Travel: Putting things into prospective
Currently, there are only 2 airlines flying into and out of Liberia with one of them Delta Airlines set to suspend flights as of August 30, 2014
To those who are considering leaving or coming into Liberia your only travel options are:
Delta Airlines to Accra Ghana and the USA until August 30, 2014 when Delta stops flying into Liberia.
Royal Air Moroc to Casablanca and beyond
The situation is that as of August 30th when Delta stops flying to Liberia your options for air travel will be limited toCasablanca in North Africa. With Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea land borders closed and with Ivory Coast refusing us entry, there will be no way for Liberians to travel by air or road to any neighboring Country in West Africa including Ghana.