Via the Liberian Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, an update. Excerpt:
The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated several thousand assorted personal protective equipment to the government for use by health workers. Another plane load of medical supplies and equipment will arrive in the country over the week end for distribution nationwide.
Presenting the assorted items to government, on behalf of the WHO family, WHO Country Representative to Liberia, Dr. Nestor Ndayimirije, said the donation was in response to government’s call to partners and the international community to support its efforts in containing the Ebola outbreak in the country.
Making the presentation on Friday, April 4, Dr. Ndayimirije described the outbreak as a national security issue that requires the concerted efforts of Liberians and foreign residents in combating the disease. He said the public should do away with fear and apprehension if the government and partners are to succeed in combating the disease.
Receiving the assorted items from the WHO Country Representative, Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly expressed government’s thanks and appreciation to WHO and partners. He said government is committed in the wellbeing of the people of Liberia. As such, Mr. Dukuly said government will endeavor to improve the wellbeing of the people of Liberia, and that the Ebola issue should not be politicized.
Speaking during the program, Health Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale appealed to the media to adequately inform the public about the virus. He said the media should also help the MOHSW locate the motorcyclist who has fled the area he was being held under observation as a “contact”.
The cyclist was the individual who transported the deceased confirmed Ebola lady in Firestone to a clinic for medical attention.