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Government gives $US6m to restore health services

Lucia Dohr/Joseph T. Koon

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Dec. 24, 2014)-The Liberian Government has provided US$ 6m for restoration of basic health services to five counties high hit by the Ebola Virus.

According to periodic statistics gathered by health authorities, counties expected as beneficiaries of the money are Lofa, Montserrado, Margibi, Bong and Nimba.

Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dahn, said:”Most health services have broken down in the various counties because of the Ebola outbreak in the country.”

Dr. Dahn lauded Government for providing the fund for the restoration of health services in those counties high hit by Ebola.

“The provision of basic health services amidst the Ebola virus has been the major concern to the Health Ministry,” the Chief Medical Officer emphasized.

She described the initiative as paramount to addressing Liberia’s post- Ebola health needs of the Liberian people.

Dr. Dahn made the statement Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in Congo Town, Montserrado County, during the signing ceremony of the contract between the Health Ministry and partners for the implementation of the project.

In March 2014, the first Ebola outbreak was reported in Lofa County in North-Western Liberia and subsequently contained in less than four months.

However, in July of the same year, the second outbreak of Ebola hit the entire country which recorded about 3,000(three thousand) lives.

Liberia is one of the West African states worst hit by Ebola in the Sub-Region.

Currently, Liberia has made a significant progress in the fight against the disease following the massive interventions from the International Community.

Meanwhile, the Liberian government has made a pledge to make the country of “no new case” of Ebola by December 31, 2014 as a true commitment to Liberians and the world at large.

 


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