Via allAfrica.com, a report from The New Dawn: Liberia: Gov't Gives U.S.$500,000 for Ebola Fight. Excerpt:
The Liberian Government has announced US$500,000 from its coffers to fund the Ebola campaign. Liberian health authorities have in recent days reported 105 Ebola related deaths, with 48 of those cases confirmed since the second wave of the outbreak here.
Making the pronouncement on Tuesday, July 22, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf appealed to all citizens and residents to join the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, and requested the military's logistic command to help transport medical supplies to affected areas. The Executive Mansion says President Sirleaf made the call during a brief stopover at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Congo Town early Tuesday morning.
A release issued Tuesday evening says President Sirleaf expressed the conviction that the country can overcome the outbreak if a common front is formed in the fight against Ebola through community outreach and other awareness campaigns. She commended health workers, national and international partners for their role in the fight and reassured government's commitment to the fight.
She, however, challenged government officials in particular to take the lead in informing their communities about preventive measures, terming the outbreak as serious and suggested that everyone gets involved. "This is not the time for denial, this Ebola issue is true and we all have to fight it together," President said.
President Sirleaf, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia called on the military to get involved in the fight by helping to transport medical supplies to the affected areas through its logistic command.