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Against Ebola spread: Health screening for new arrivals

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Against Ebola spread: Health screening for new arrivals

The deadly Ebola virus has finally been officially confirmed within the territorial confines of Liberia.  According to the Liberian Ministry of health and Social Welfare, two out of seven tests conducted in France recently proved the presence of the disease in the country.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 April 2014 14:39 )
 

Giving Kokoyah’s NEC the “Benefit of the Doubt”

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Giving Kokoyah’s NEC the “Benefit of the Doubt”

On Monday, April 1, 2013, five commissioners of the reconstituted National Elections Commission or NEC were commissioned by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in Monrovia. Out of the seven commissioners recently nominated by the President and confirmed by the Liberian Senate, only Cllr. Jerome G. Kokoya, Chairman; Cllr. Sarah M. Toe, Co-Chair; Mr. Jonathan K. Weedor, Member; Mr. Samuel Z. Joe, Member; and Mr. Ansumana F. Kromah, Member underwent the exercise. Two of the commissioners-Herenrietta Mardea Peters, withdrawn for not meeting age requirement and Elizabeth Nelson, conspicuously absent, did not participate in the ceremony.

 

The challenge now is theirs

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The challenge now is theirs

“Despite the challenges in moving the fight against corruption forward, for me, and for this administration, there will be no turning back; we must continue to fight not for ourselves, but for our children and grandchildren. And we must continue to fight not for personal gains, but for the collective benefits of our society,” were the words of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, during the commissioning of four government officials of integrity institutions in Liberia.

 

Fostering Concerted Efforts Against Ebola Spread

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Fostering Concerted Efforts Against Ebola Spread

In the wake of the confirmation of the presence of the deadly Ebola virus in country, authorities of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare have sounded a stern warning against body contacts, including handshake and kissing. The warning followed the confirmation of a number of Ebola cases in Liberia’s northern Lofa County in Voinjama, including the deaths of five persons.

 

Early Warning

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As an early warning, we are constrained to draw the attention of the Government of Liberia to the alarming news of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in neighboring Guinea. With a reported fatality of at least 59 and fears the virus may have spread to neighboring Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization, the urgent need for government’s attention to northern Liberia, most especially Lofa, Bong and Nimba, must be emphasized.

 
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