No funds for Ebola survivors
Written by Bridgett Milton
Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services and head for the Incidence Management System, Tolbert Nyenswah, says there is no financial allotment for Ebola survivors in the country.
Mr. Nyenswah told reporters Wednesday, 7 January at the James Spriggs Payne Airport in Sinkor, Monrovia that due to lack of funds the authorities here have made no allotment to take care of survivors of the Ebola Virus.
However, he said the Ministry has plans to mobilize funds to care for survivors because it is necessary for them to have support when coming out of the treatment centers.
At the same Minister Nyenswah called on international partners to please come to the aid of Ebola survivors.
Ebola has killed over 20,000 in West Africa since the outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Also speaking at Wednesday’s press conference, the newly appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Mission Ebola Emergency Response to Liberia or UNMEER, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said he is impressed with measures being taken by Liberians in tackling the Ebola Virus and hoped they continue on this path to eventually kick Ebola out of the country.
Mr. Ahmed also said local communities should collaborate in the fight to achieve zero infection.
By Bridgett Milton