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. Continue reading “Ellen, Legislature Confer On Progress In Ebola Fight”

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Netherlands Sending Vessel With Health Supplies To Liberia As Ebola War Continues


The Kingdom of Netherlands is sending a vessel laden with anti-Ebola supplies to Liberia, the country’s Ambassador Hans Docker has disclosed. He said the vessel is expected to arrive in the country in two weeks, according to an Executive Mansion release. Continue reading “Netherlands Sending Vessel With Health Supplies To Liberia As Ebola War Continues”

Double Mess: The Fate Of People Living With HIV In Liberia; Amidst The Deadly Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

More than three (3) decades now, HIV and AIDS continue to remain a major threat to Global Developmental Agendas, particularly programs of the Government of Liberia and its citizens.


Written by Solomon Watkins-+231 (0) 886 427 519/ysolomonwwatkins@gamil.com

President of the Liberian Network of People Living with HIV (LIBNEP+) Joejoe Baysah
President of the Liberian Network of People Living with HIV (LIBNEP+) Joejoe Baysah

MONROVIA: More than three (3) decades now, HIV and AIDS continue to remain a major threat to Global Developmental Agendas, particularly programs of the Government of Liberia and its citizens.

According to the 2014 Liberia Demography Health Survey (2014LDS), the prevalence of people living with HIV has increased from 1.5% in 2007 to 1.9% currently. The survey noted that the 1.9% accounts for thirty eight thousand people tested HIV positive out of the Nation’s 4.2 million population.

As the national HIV and AIDS response is still confronted with challenges of stigma and discrimination, limited capacity for effective program implementation, ineffective monitoring and reporting of the national response, and most importantly, over dependency on external funding for the national program, Ebola which is being considered more than a health issue has begun to infect and killed people living with HIV in the country.

Already People Living with HIV (PLHIV) immune system are weakened by HIV and is only with the help of the Antiretroviral therapy (ART) which is a treatment that can suppressed HIV and AIDS, latest reports gathered from associations of people living with the virus and their members revealed that more than seven (7) persons who had HIV have died of Ebola related causes in Liberia. Continue reading “Double Mess: The Fate Of People Living With HIV In Liberia; Amidst The Deadly Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak”

Second Government Minister Undergoes Ebola Quarantine

Liberia’s Transport Minister Angela Cassell-Bush has voluntarily submitted to being quarantined following reports of the death of her driver, Nimene Sumo, from the Ebola virus.


Liberia’s Transport Minister Angela Cassell-Bush has voluntarily submitted to be quarantined after death of her driver from the Ebola virus
Liberia’s Transport Minister Angela Cassell-Bush has voluntarily submitted to be quarantined after death of her driver from the Ebola virus

Transport Minister Angela Cassell-Bush has voluntarily submitted to being quarantined following reports of the death of her driver, Nimene Sumo, from the Ebola virus.

Disclosing this Tuesday at the Ministry of Information regular Ebola press briefing at the ministry, Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs, Isaac Jackson, said contrary to speculations in the public, the Minister is not infected with the Ebola virus.

Minister Bush is the second cabinet official to undergo self quarantine. About three weeks ago, the Chief Medical Officer of Liberia, Dr. Bernice Dahn quarantined herself after a staff in her office died of Ebola.

A Transport Ministry release also clarifies that the late Sumo, a driver assigned with the Minister, has made no contact with her since his last day at work on Friday, October 3, 2014.

As a matter of precaution, Minister Cassell-Bush has decided to voluntarily isolate herself for the period of 21 days, commencing October 3, 2014, Mr. Sumo’s last day of work and the last day of her interaction with him. Continue reading “Second Government Minister Undergoes Ebola Quarantine”

Security Council Hears 2nd Briefing On Ebola


The Security Council will today receive a briefing on Ebola followed by consultations. Briefers will be Anthony Banbury, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. The meeting, proposed by the US, is expected to focus on the security implications of the Ebola epidemic and its impact on the political and peacekeeping missions in the region. Continue reading “Security Council Hears 2nd Briefing On Ebola”

Was Eric that evil? Another view of the Duncan story


By Tennen B. Dalieh

The mid-term senatorial election is scheduled to be held on October 14 2014, about a week from now but as it is and from all indications, election will not be held on 14, October. Article of the Liberian constitution states under Article 83(a) that “elections are held on the second Tuesday of October every election year….”

No doubt elections cannot be held due to the Ebola outbreak. In August of this year, consultations were been held with political parties and Civil Society groups in Liberia by the National Election Commission (NEC) to gauge their views on the possibilities of holding election. A month and half later all activities leading to Election Day were suspended. No one ever argues the LEGALITY in this matter as Expediency is the way out. Continue reading “Was Eric that evil? Another view of the Duncan story”

Ebola Crisis: EU Organizes Airlift Operation To West Africa


Brussels/Dakar, 7 October 2014 – The European Union is scaling up its response to the Ebola disease in West Africa with an airlift operation to the affected countries. The European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) will facilitate the transportation of relief items to West Africa. In addition, the EU will fund and coordinate if necessary the evacuation of international staff from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Continue reading “Ebola Crisis: EU Organizes Airlift Operation To West Africa”