The Dominican Republic and Caribbean with Friends of Liberia, led by Ambassador Raphael Martinez, has donated an assortment of drugs to Liberia, to assist in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus.
Making the donation recently at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia, Liberia’s former Ambassador to the Court of St. James, Wesley Momo Johnson, now Chief Executive Officer of Access Liberia Incorporated, a Liberian-owned consulting firm, said the drugs represent a form of treatment that is effective for viral infection in immune-competent and immune-compromised patients with Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers such as Ebola.
According to a press release, with the prescribed dosage, the treatment best application and the result is as a preventative measure that acts as an antigen without inducing the disease, thereby, providing an immunity prior to exposure to the deadly Ebola virus.
The release further noted that the treatment works as an antiviral that inhibits the process of the viral messenger RNA granulation, and inhibits the activity of RNA and DNA polymerase in the Ebola virus.
Accepting the donation on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Sylvester Grisby, thanked Ambassador Johnson for the assistance.
He then asked Ambassador Johnson to convey to Ambassador Raphael Martinez and the Friends of Liberia in the Caribbean, that the Liberian people are extremely grateful for the donation, which has come at a critical time, when the country and its people are grappling with the deadly Ebola Virus disease which is ravaging the lives of hundreds of citizens.