The Saint Joseph’s Catholic Hospital in Congo Town, suburb of Monrovia resumes operation this Monday, 24th November after being badly hit by the deadly Ebola virus.
A Liberian pharmacist, Mr. David Sumo, says sub-standard drugs on the Liberian market are killing people. Mr. Sumo says Liberia is being as a dumping ground for sub standard food and drugs. He calls on the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to thoroughly monitor or inspect goods coming to Liberia to ensure public safety.
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare here in collaboration with the Incident Management System has reached a conclusion to decommission three ETUs in Montserrado County in the wake of a significant decline in new infections.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed delight that most Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) around Monrovia are experiencing a decline in patient intake; but warned Liberians to continue to follow the advice and measures specified by healthcare workers in order to break the transmission of the disease, as there are still hotspots and pockets in communities.
The European Union Ebola Coordinator, Christos Stylianides, has warned Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and his institution to remain on the alert, in spite of Ebola decline here. Following a meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday, November 14, 2014, the EU anti-Ebola envoy said there were some positive signals that the spread of the disease was retreating in some parts of Liberia.
The World Health Organization says while the number of Ebola cases appears to be declining, with reported cases in Monrovia falling from 75 to 25 daily, a mixed picture emerges in different counties across the country.
The National Health Workers Association of Liberia has expressed frustration over government’s alleged failure to provide better incentives and good working condition for health care workers in the country. Members of the association recently abandoned work in demand for better incentive from government.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Montserrado Community-Based Initiative (MCBI) project, has extended its Ebola out- reach to Islamic schools in one of the hotspot communities in Montserrado County ahead of the reopening of schools here.
Latest update from the World Health Organization Thursday, 13 November says at a national level, Guinea and Liberia did not register increase in any new case detection unlike Sierra Leone, which has noted an uptick.
Health officials in the U.S. and Europe are scrambling to begin testing a handful of experimental Ebola drugs in Africa, but an ethical debate is brewing over how to appropriately test medicines amid an outbreak that has already killed nearly 5,000 people. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)