As the number of new Ebola cases reported in the country has declined in recent weeks, MSF is warning that international aid response must rapidly adapt to this new phase of the epidemic in Liberia, or risks undermining the progress made against Ebola.
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has described as “a means of refuge,” a 25-bed high quality health facility, constructed by the U.S. Department of Defense to provide care to healthcare workers “who may be infected with the Ebola virus.”
The Sime Darby Foundation (SDF), the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby, is donating 5.7 million rubber gloves worth US$155, 000 to help Liberia fight the Ebola virus disease (EVD).
Another burglary has reportedly occurred at the Ebola Treatment Center in Nimba County with assorted food items donated by the World Food Programme allegedly stolen. Report from the county says for the second time in less than a month unknown individuals have burglarized the ETU warehouse and stolen food kept there for Ebola patients.
The head of the UN Ebola Emergency Response to Liberia, Anthony Bambary, says it’s difficult for the Ebola virus in Liberia to reach point zero. Speaking with reporters Tuesday in Monrovia, Mr. Bambary said cases in Liberia are declining in certain regions due to measures that have been adapted by the Government and with the help of the UN and international partners.
The Ministry of Heath is warning Liberians to avoid complacency in the wake of the reported decrease in the deadly Ebola virus across the country.
The Liberia Medical and Dental Council has began a 10-day monitoring of all public and private health facilities in Montserrado County. According to a press release issued in Monrovia on Monday, 3 November the aim of the process is to monitor systems and processes in health facilities to prevent and control infections, in keeping with the health regulations of the Liberia especially in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.
The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Liberia Red Cross (LRC) have reached out to more than 400,000 people in Liberia in its efforts to battle the Ebola Virus Disease.
Liberia’s embattled Health Ministry Dr. Walter Gwenigale has boasted of empty beds in Ebola Treatment Units or ETUs across Liberia, as a new ETU of eight large tent with approximately 300- bed capacity was being dedicated in Congo Town.
A report from Nimba says unknown men have burglarized a storeroom of the Ganta Ebola Treatment Center and made away with several items. The robbers allegedly used knives and other weapons and broke into the storeroom.