Health

No funds for Ebola survivors

-Tolbert Nyenswah

Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services and head for the Incidence Management System, Tolbert Nyenswah, says there is no financial allotment for Ebola survivors in the country.

Mr. Nyenswah told reporters Wednesday, 7 January at the James Spriggs Payne Airport in Sinkor, Monrovia that due to lack of funds the authorities here have made no allotment to take care of survivors of the Ebola Virus.

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Health workers demand 2 months salaries

Workers at the Unity Conference Center Ebola Treatment Unit in Virginia, Montserrado County have staged a protest in demand of salaries for November and December, 2014.

A spokesperson for the aggrieved workers, Daniel Wonee, told The NewDawn Tuesday that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare instructed them to open accounts with Access Bank and GT Bank in Monrovia where their monthly salary will be transferred for payment, but after they did, the money has not be placed into their accounts.

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Survivors protest discrimination, stigmatization

The Ebola Survivors Association of Liberia or ESAL has seriously complained of continuous discrimination and stigmatization against its members across Liberia.

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U.S. Senator on Ebola follow-up to Liberia

U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is expected here this week on an Ebola follow-up, which will partly to remind the American people that an Ebola epidemic is still going on, Coons told US reporters Monday. His visit will be on the heels of the head of the U.S. Center for Disease Control or CDC Dr. Tom Frieden who paid a courtesy call on President Sirleaf Friday.

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The Joseph Assignment donates to Jackson Doe Hospital

The Joseph Assignment, a US-based non-profitable organization headed by Dr. Alexis L. Felder, has donated 22 cartons of medical materials to the Jackson F. Doe Referral Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County.

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UN demands robust contact tracing to kick Ebola out

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, has urged that the “promising result” that is seen in Liberia in the Ebola fight “must be shown regionally to avoid retransmission” of the virus.

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Liberian healthcare providers discharged

D’Geedawoi stops just long enough to look back and share a smile with the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers waiting beside the Ebola survivor board for the release of the next patient.

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MSF opens new children’s hospital

While the number of Ebola-infected patients hospitalized in Liberia has steadily declined over the past few weeks, MSF assists the local health system in safely restoring medical services. 

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Liberia begins to use Ebola vaccine

The US, UK and Canada are testing different kinds of vaccine in controlled clinical trials.

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Saudi Arabia’s King donates US$35M for Ebola fight

JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdallah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has extended a grant of US$35 million to help fight Ebola in West Africa.

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