Via Le Jour, which has several Ebola reports today: Outbreak of Ebola: The BL calls for unity of the people of Guinea. I gather the BL is an opposition party. The Google translation:
In a statement released today, The Liberal Bloc (BL) party, Dr Faya Millimono, expressed his support for the people of Guinea following the emergence of a viral epidemic called Ebola. He also thanked all the NGOs and international institutions working for the eradication of this disease. ( declaration )
The Liberal Bloc (BL) expresses its support for the inevitable people of Guinea in general and the people of southern Guinea, especially during these times of severe epidemic of Ebola. BL wish a speedy recovery to the sick and offers its condolences to the families of victims while praying God to have mercy on their souls.
BL sharing with Guinean and Guinean their agonies and anxieties during these dark times of tribulation. Considering the aggressiveness of the Ebola virus, the Bloc Liberal advises urban and rural strict compliance with recommended preventive medical authorities populations.
Faced with this devastating epidemic that has already claimed 59 dead media, the Bloc and Liberal asks Guinean Guineans to put aside their political differences to jointly combat this scourge. People of Guinea must show absolute unity during this time of hardship. It is in adversity that great nations forged the soul of their national history. The great nations are given hands, despite their differences, to generate the necessary synergy in their efforts for collective salvation.
The Liberal Bloc thank the doctors, medical assistants, nurses, boys and girls rooms which, despite the risk and the miserable conditions of their work, make every effort to assist our distressed populations. The Liberal Bloc also thank the staff of non-governmental organizations and international organizations for their promptness in assisting our people during these times of hardship.
Liberal Bloc welcomes Senegal technicians who contributed to the identification of evil. Unfortunately, after more than half a century of political Independence, our country does not have an effective system of public health.
The mismanagement of successive regimes defeated the Guinean public health system. It is sad to note that even today, only a tiny fraction of the national budget (2.74%) is allocated to the Ministry of Health, consequently, hospitals are in disrepair staggering, and the equipment is outdated, the staff who are poorly paid and reduced to profiteering.
In conclusion, the Guinean public health system is in a state of collapse as political systems, education, security, transportation, etc.. Guinea, by its human potential and abundant and diverse natural resources, including bauxite, diamonds and gold, deserves better. That is why the Bloc Liberal, concerned about the well-being of our people, an urgent appeal to current Guinean authorities to take all necessary measures to contain the outbreak and eradicate the Guinean soil.