A Germany based charity organization, Humedica International Aid has brought into the country 45 tons of medical supplies for the government of Liberia to assist in its effort in the fight against the Ebola outbreak.
Speaking to reporters late Monday evening at the Roberts International Airport upon arrival, the Advisor of Programmer and Project of the aid group, Raphael Marcus said the donation was a demonstration of loyalty and commitment to the Liberian people.
According to Mr. Marcus, the world was with Liberia in the fight against Ebola and will stay engaged until a full recovery of the situation. He thanked the leadership of President Sirleaf for remaining engaged with the rest of the world in combating the virus as according to him it has the propensity to reverse all the gains made by the administration.
The 45 ton cargo which worth over five hundred thousand united state dollars include PPEs and infusions among other medical supplies for the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and UN agencies in the fight against Ebola and an international NGO Medical Team International.
“It’s a privilege to be in Liberia and contribute our share of the aid and we are happy to be a part of the global fight against Ebola”, Mr. Marcus said. He called on the people of Liberia to know that the world is united in fighting Ebola and should foresee a dramatic success now that the world has formed a common front in the eradication.
The German aid group assured Liberians that they would extend their assistance in the coming months and called on other countries and INGOs to step in efforts to help the people of Liberia overcome this situation.
Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has welcomed the intervention by Humedica Aid International as it will go a long way in Liberia’s Ebola fight. President Sirleaf reiterated her earlier call for Liberians to follow the measures intended to prevent the continuous transmission from persons to persons as the surest way to defeat the virus.
Health expects have advised among other things, that in order to stop further transmission, individual should avoid contact with acute sick people showing signs and symptoms, avoid burying the dead, and seeking an early treatment if one begins to show early sign and symptoms.
The president believes by taking all the measures, Liberians will soon see a drastic reduction in transmission and return to normalcy thereby resuming all the development works that have been placed on hold due to the outbreak of the deadly disease.