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Malac, Volesky recount US Govt Ebola response

Joseph Sayon
US Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac
US Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac

(elbaradio.com/Liberia/Nov. 14, 2014)-Two United States (US) officials have spoken of the US Government’s response to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

US Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac, and the Commander of the US Military IN Liberia, Gary Volesky said: “Our government’s interventions have helped reduce Ebola cases in Liberia, though there are new cases every day.”

Ambassador Malac and Major General Volesky named the US Government’s interventions as the construction of Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs), training of health workers, the deployment of US troops to Liberia, as well as the ETUs’ sustainability.

They spoke Thursday, November 13, 2014 during a news briefing with foreign journalists through a teleconference interview in Monrovia. The two US officials also attributed the gains made in reducing Ebola virus cases to the involvement of other national and international NGOs.

Ambassador Malac and Commander Volesky explained that building the ETUs creates more international confidence as individuals coming to Liberia when infected will have a place to be treated.

Also speaking at the briefing, USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team Leader, Bill Berger, said: “There are perfect collaborations amongst NGOs working to eradicate the virus in Liberia.”

“The NGOs were also willing to build ETUs and Community Care Centers (CCC) with grants from USAID,” Mr. Berger added.

 


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