Personnel of the Conference Center ETU at Hotel Africa in Virginia, outside Monrovia are on a strike action. They are demanding their three mouth-risk benefits from the Government of Liberia.
The Nigerian medical personnel upon arrival at the RIA
Seventy four (74) Nigerian nurses and doctors arrived in Liberia last on Friday to beef up the African Union’s Ebola response in Liberia.
The United States-Liberia led Partnership for Research on the Ebola Vaccine or PREVAIL, currently involved in the ongoing trial vaccine here to find a cure to the Ebola Virus, says it is targeting 6,000 persons to participate in the experimental trial of two potential vaccines for the Ebola Virus Disease.
The World Health Organization says it aims to identify all new Ebola cases in West Africa by the end of May to stop the spread of the lethal virus before the rainy season.
A non-governmental organization, Public Health Initiative Liberia or PHIL, has embarked on identifying with Ebola affected communities across the country.
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has hailed large financial support and assistance rendered by the United States Government during the Ebola crisis here, while informing the U.S. that Liberia now faces the challenge of post-Ebola recovery development plans.
The U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, Karen DeSalvo, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Jimmy Kolker, and Deputy Chief of Staff Dawn O’Connel will visit Liberia and Guinea for three days this week to visit Ebola response sites in the region, the U.S. embassy here has disclosed.
Donations from U.S. private-sector foundations, companies, and individuals have been vital to the response that is helping to bring the Ebola outbreak under control in Liberia.
The head for the Government’s Incidence Management System, Tolbert Nyenswah, has clarified that the current Ebola vaccines trial is for future outbreak.
The head of the case management system and all Ebola Treatment Units or ETUs at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Moses Massaquoi, has stressed the need to protect health workers across Liberia to strengthen their ability in treating patients suspected of having the Ebola virus. Dr. Massaquoi said the objective of the case management system is to provide active care for those working in various ETUs in the country.