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JFK must graduate from its “apartheid-like system”

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JFK must graduate from its “apartheid-like system”

Out of the fear of the fear of the deadly Ebola virus disease, the doors of most private and public medical facilities in Liberia are either virtually closed or operating at a low scale. Even though many cases of deaths, especially during the current Ebola crisis, may largely be attributed to the poor healthcare delivery system or fear of Ebola, the attitudes of some health workers toward patients may also be a contributing factor.

 

Highlight stigmatization in Ebola awareness campaign

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The death toll of Ebola victims has now reached 3,083, while there are 6,553 cases. The figures are based on information provided on September 23 by the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone- the countries most impacted by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia told world leaders at the United Nations last week that at least 85 of Liberia's more than 1,700 Ebola victims were healthcare workers. Despite their vulnerability due to the risk they take in attending to suspected and confirmed Ebola patients at the treatment centers in the country, very little appreciation seems to be characterizing the dangerous work health workers are currently doing.

 

Legislative ‘oversight’ must be clearly redefined or scrapped

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Legislative ‘oversight’ must be clearly redefined or scrapped

Sadly, when attempts are all focused on winning the battle against the deadly Ebola virus disease across Liberia, there were also distractions in certain quarters. Nimba County in the north of the country continues to showcase itself as the point of distraction at the peak of the war against Ebola. Leaders of Nimba may seem not to be too concerned about the more than four Hundred, fifty thousand lives to protect against the deadly Ebola virus, but the continuous “greed for power and cash.”

 

Welcome ‘Uncle Sam’

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Welcome ‘Uncle Sam’

By now, well-meaning Liberians of all walks of life owe heartfelt gratitude to U.S President Barrack Obama and the American people for the manner and form they are intervening in the current health crisis with which they are confronted.

 

Ebola: Hailing the progress

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Ebola: Hailing the progress

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been regarded deadliest ever to date. The World Health Organization or WHO has even declared the current outbreak of the disease- a viral illness of which the initial symptoms can include a sudden fever, intense weakness, muscle pain and a sore throat, as an international health emergency, owing to its high and growing fatalities of more than 2,461 deaths up to mid-September in the region. Of the 2,461 deaths in the region, Liberia has a total of 1, 424- a figure which concerns deaths in confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola, according to  the latest update released midweek by the Liberian Ministry of health and Social Welfare.

 
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