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VP Boakai wants Ebola eradicated through coordinated approach

Patrick Flomo
Liberian Vice President, Joseph Boaka
Liberian Vice President, Joseph Boaka

( 13, 2014)-Vice President, Joseph Boakai, has underscored the need for a coordinated response for the eradication of the Ebola epidemic from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

VP Boakai said: “Regional approach will help wipe out the virus from the sub-region.”

“The absence of the virus from any of the three countries is a welcoming development, but due to the porous borders and international activities, the other will still be at risk,” he noted.

The Vice President spoke Monday, October 13, 2014 when a United Nations Development Program delegation paid him a courtesy call at his office at the Capitol in Monrovia.

The Capitol is the official administrative center of the National Legislature.

Welcoming the delegation at his office, the Vice President thanked the UN for raising the ebola epidemic as an international issue.

He and the UNDP delegation discussed the current ebola epidemic in Liberia and expressed solidarity with the Government and people for the loss of life occasioned by the killer disease.

VP Boakai also noted: “The virus attack on the population has undermined the gains made during the ten years of peace.”

Responding, the UNDP delegation head, Magdy Martinex-Soliman, said: “During our visit to Conakry and Freetown, Presidents Conteh and Koromah of Guinea and Sierra Leone, respectively emphasized the crucial need for a regional approach to eradicate the virus from the sub-region.”

“The UNDP sees a great sense of urgency in Liberia regarding the fight against Ebola and assured that the world organization stands ready to help the country in such time of difficulty,” Mr. Soliman added.

The delegation further observed that as a result of the Ebola outbreak, there will be a generation of new ideas, new trends and processes that will come into existence for the benefit of the country and people.


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