The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Liberia, Mr. Anthony Banbury, has arrived here to help combat the deadly Ebola virus.
Mr. Banbury arrived here on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and held meetings with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and top government officials.
Speaking in a press briefing Thursday at the James Spriggs Field in Sinkor, Monrovia, Mr. Banbury said his team has come to Liberia in support of the Government’s effort in kicking Ebola out of the country.
He said UNMEER will work very closely with the Government of Liberia and parents around the world to kick Ebola out of Africa.
Mr. Banbury said the Mission will embark on community outreach programs to teach the public about preventive tips, including health workers to avoid getting infected on the job.
Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in April, at least 3,338 people have died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three highly affected African counties with Liberia leading the death toll with 1,830.
Meanwhile, Mr. Banbury said UNMEER will be in Liberia until Ebola is eradicated from the country, saying, “When Ebola is out of Liberia, UNMEER will go home.”