AN OPEN LETTER TO THE EDITOR
We have pondered long and hard about whether or not to respond to the article posted on the Front Page Africa (FPA) online news website on September 3, 2014 under the caption “EBOLA SCANDAL: 100K DISBURSED, WORKERS REJECT PITTANCE”. Full Open Letter...
LIBERIA: Sanitation, Water and Hygiene Hampers Fight Against Ebola
Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
on the Update of the Ebola Crisis
September 17, 2014
Top American Anthropologist, Epidemiologist and Physician, Paul Farmer in Liberia; Hold Talks on the Deadly Ebola Virus Disease
U.S. to Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola in Africa
For Failure to Return Home, President Sirleaf Dismisses Ten; Others Forfeit Compensation and Benefits; Suspends Three on the Job for One Month for Failure to Declare Income, Assets, and Liabilities
- Rethinking the Healthcare Delivery System
ArcelorMittal Liberia turns over 60-Bed Ebola holding unit to Nimba County
Yekepa, September 16, 2014 - On Monday, September 15, the management of ArcelorMittal handed over a 60-bed Ebola Unit to the Nimba County Health Team. The first in the County, this unit will serve as both an isolation unit and an Ebola Treatment Center.
The decision to renovate the former eye clinic at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital (GUMH) for the purpose of an Ebola holding center was presented as a request to the ArcelorMittal Liberia management. The Company consented, and has since been working on renovating and refurbishing the unit. In addition to the renovation, the company has provided buckets, mattresses and chlorine to be used in the unit. Full story...
Fula Community Presents Three Pickups to the Ebola Fight;
President Sirleaf Tours Healthcare Facilities in Bong County
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Monday, September 15, 2014) More donations continue to come in support of Government’s fight against the Ebola virus disease, the latest coming from the Fula Community in Liberia.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the donation worth almost US$150,000 includes three Nissan pickup trucks, assorted food items and mineral water.
Presenting the donation to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday, September 15, Fula Governor Alhaji Gaye said the fight against the Ebola virus should be everyone’s business and the donation was a demonstration of this fight.
Governor Alhaji Gaye said they saw it as a compelling need to donate to the fight as the Ebola virus disease knows no special person and noted that together both Liberians and its foreign partners will overcome the disease.
On behalf of the Fula Community in Liberia, Governor Gaye renewed their commitment to cooperating with the Liberian Government in the fight against the Ebola outbreak and all the economic problems associated with it.
He assured President Sirleaf that the Fula Community, most of whom are doing business in the country, will adhere to all government regulations including maintaining stable prices for goods and services and joining the anti-Ebola activities. Full story...
Ghanaian President to Pay Solidarity Visit to Liberia
Monrovia, September 13, 2014: Ghanaian President and the ECOWAS current Chairman John Dramani Mahama will pay an official visit to Liberia on Monday, September 15, 2014.
While in Liberia, the Ghanaian Leader will make a donation of assorted food items to aid Liberia's fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the visit by the Ghanaian leader will also be a show of solidarity by the people of Ghana to Liberia as the country goes through this difficult period.
The release said President Mahama will also meet President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for a brief bilateral discussion.
The military aircraft carrying the food items arrived in Liberia on Saturday at the Roberts International airport.
The Ghanaian Leader is expected to also pay similar visits to neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea which are also hard hit by the Ebola virus.
World Health Organization Says More hospital beds for Liberia
Doctors and nurses are the people who immediately come to mind as critical to controlling the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. But there are many others whose jobs are no less critical: engineers, architects, plumbers and construction workers.
"One of our greatest challenges is that we urgently need hundreds of additional hospital beds for treatment of patients with Ebola. At present, dozens of people are being turned away from treatment centres every day because they are full - or overfull," says Dr Peter Graaff, WHO Representative in Liberia. Full Story...