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.
Ebola survivor Amie Subah tells her story:
I contracted Ebola through midwifing a pregnant woman. Unfortunately, the woman was infected and she died of the virus as well as her baby.
Dr. Agam Rao, medical officer with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, describes current status of Ebola outbreak in Grand Cape Mount County during CDC Foundation team visit to the County
A team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traveled to Grand Cape Mount County, an area of concern because of an uptick recently in Ebola cases there. In the days before the team’s visit, 4 of 8 cases reported in Liberia were from Grand Cape Mount County, in Sinje.
The head of the African Union support to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Major General Dr. Julius F. Oketta, has warned Liberians never to promote complacency until Liberia begins to announce zero cases.