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Prez Sirleaf wants continued global support to Liberia

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

(elbcradio.com/Feb 23, 2015)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has urged the United States and other countries to continue supporting Liberia as the country recovers from the Ebola epidemic.

President Johnson-Sirleaf wants partners help Liberia refocus infrastructure projects to better position the country to tackle future disease outbreaks.

She made the statement Sunday, February 22, 2015 in an interview with the Associated Press in the United Arab Emirates.

The Liberian Leader said: “Liberia needs outside help to implement its Post-Ebola Agenda of building basic public services needed to prevent another deadly epidemic from becoming a global menace.”

The Liberian President is expected to meet with US President, Barack Obama, this Friday in Washington D.C. to discuss the Ebola response and the region’s economic recovery.

President Johnson-Sirleaf highlighted power projects to keep hospital equipment running, roads for the sick to access medical facilities, and clean drinking water to prevent diseases from spreading, among other critical needs.

Liberia is one of three countries hardest-hit by the Ebola virus in West Africa, following the initial outbreak in Guinea in 2014.

The West Africa Ebola outbreak is considered the largest and most severe in history.

It has registered more than 3,900 deaths and, 9,000 confirmed, suspected and probable cases.

 


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