Ellen, Legislature Confer On Progress In Ebola Fight

EllenSirleaf-752427PRO-TEMP PICspeaker tylerPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and members of the National Legislature Tuesday held a meeting to discuss latest developments in the fight against the Ebola virus disease in the country.

The Executive Mansion said the meeting which was held in the Foreign Ministry’s C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium was also attended by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai. The meeting received briefing on the Ebola epidemic from the head of the Incidence Management System, Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah.

Mr. Nyenswah, who is also Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services, reported lowering cases of Ebola infections in the country, but cautioned against complacency in observing preventive measures. He reiterated that “one infected person or dead body can trigger a chain of transmission that could contaminate an entire community.”

Minister Nyenswah thanked the government, partners and health workers for their leadership and efforts which are now yielding positive results.

During the meeting, President Sirleaf and the leadership of both Houses of the National Legislature resolved to further their consultations with various stakeholders, including international partners, to address the continued existence of the State of Emergency which expires on November 12, 2014.

The Liberian leader commended international partners, health workers and all Liberians for their contributions to the ongoing fight to eradicate the Ebola disease from the country.


Author: D K Sengbeh

Danicius Kaihenneh Sengbeh (author of Sengbeh's Weblog) is a respected and renowned Liberian journalist, poet and writer with with journalism experience since 2001, of working both as a mainstream journalist and a communication/media consultant in Liberia. He is Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia (elected Dec 2013). He was Assistant Secretary General of the Union Dec 2011 to Dec 2013. He is also Editor-In-Chief of The Informer Newspaper—one of Liberia’s credible dailies. Before joining the Informer, Danicius had served as reporter, chief reporter, sub-editor and News Editor at The Independent Newspaper between 2002 and 2006. Before then, he was reporter at the defunct Patriot Newspaper and Kiss FM 2001-2002. Danicius is a UN Media Fellow and Liberia’s first UN Medal Award-winning journalist for his contribution to journalism and for being the second Liberian journalist in 15 years to qualify for and successfully attended the United Nations’ Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Program in New York and Geneva, Switzerland in 2012. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Sociology from the University of Liberia and a Diploma in Journalism from the International School of Journalism. He holds several awards and recognitions both in and outside of journalism, and carries dozens of certificates in journalism and communication from studies in Ghana, China, United States and Switzerland, among others. He volunteers as Chair of the Information and Communication Committee of his local Bardnersville community. He can be quickly reached via (+231) 886586531/777586531/777464018/ dakasen1978@yahoo.com

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