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Senate to monitor Anti-Ebola vaccines trial

Jonathan Grigsby/Benjamin S. Taingay

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Feb. 6, 2015)-The Senate Committee on Health, Gender, Women and Children Affairs says it will closely monitor the ongoing Anti-Ebola vaccines’ clinical trial.

The Committee said, following its one-month monitoring period, it will brief the Senate Plenary on progress being made on the trial vaccines’ administration.

In its report to Plenary, the Committee spoke of the lack of information dissemination to the National Legislature on process on progress made on the vaccines’ administration.

The Committee also told Plenary about the lack of adequate social mobilization across Liberia for the acceptance of the vaccines trial.

The Senate Committee made the statement Thursday, February 5, 2015 when it reported to Plenary at the National Legislature on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

A total of 600 people will be the first batch of volunteers to participate in the Anti-Ebola vaccines’ study, continuing at the Redemption Hospital on Bushrod Island, suburbs of the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.

The clinical vaccine trial is a joint Liberia/United States partnership for clinical research.

The Senate Committee also said: “We will report to Plenary after a public hearing on the Ebola virus trial vaccines.”

 


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