Via The New Dawn: Experimental Ebola drug arrives Aug. 13. Excerpt:
Inside sources in the Foreign Ministry are hinting the arrival of America’s experimental Ebola virus drugs here in Monrovia today on a Delta Flight, following President Barack Obama’s approval to send sample doses of an experimental serum to treat Ebola infected Liberian doctors.
Two U.S. Aid workers infected by the tropical disease have shown some signs of improvements since being given the experimental drug. But a Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, 75, the first European infected get infected with the virus, which has killed more than 1,000 people in the sub-region died in a hospital in Madrid after also being treated with the experimental drug.
The New Dawn Liberia has been reliably informed that Liberia’s Foreign Minister Mr. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan will arrive with the doses this afternoon, and there is a claim that the US experimental drugs being sent to Liberia might even treat not only doctors, but also other patients.
Notwithstanding, the sources could not state the quantity and monetary value of the drugs already said to be en-route to Monrovia. America’s immediate approval to send the experimental drugs which had been described by President Obama as premature for Africa, is now being sent here just at a time China has officially delivered a US$1.63m worth of consignment to help Liberia contain the Ebola virus.
Taking delivery of the goods at the Freeport of Monrovia Tuesday, August 12, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said China’s donation goes “one big extra mile” to the already existing bilateral program between both nations that support education, agriculture, health, justice and peacekeeping.
She told Chinese Ambassador to Monrovia Zhang Yue to convey to his President Xi Jinping that Liberia appreciates China’s urgent intervention, and said it has gone one step further by giving Liberia those items that are so desperately needed. President Sirleaf assured China that Liberia remains a great and reliable friend and pledged her nation’s readiness to work with China.