Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan
Another Ebola Experimental Drug Arrives In Liberia
MONROVIA, September 5 (LINA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says dosages of the experimental homeopathic drug for the Ebola disease has arrived in the country as part of efforts by the Liberian government curb the Ebola virus.
According to a Foreign Ministry press release issued here Friday, a 3-kg package of the experimental remedy containing sufficient doses for 30 infected persons arrived in the country from the International Emergency Management Organization (IEMO) in Italy.
It comes following two weeks of telephone exchanges between Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan and the Rome-based office of IEMO, the press release said.
According to the IEMO, this remedy is an aqueous alternative medicine that promotes homeopathic cure with no side effect.
IEMO President, Dr. Alessandro Manini, intimated that once the effectiveness of the remedy is confirmed by the Ministry of Health, his organization will supply additional drugs at no cost to Liberia.
Meanwhile, Dr. Manini has lauded President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her Government for the efforts exerted thus far to curb the Ebola virus, and pledged the fullest support of the IEMO during this difficult period in arresting the spread of the Ebola Virus.
Dr. Manini expressed sympathy to families affected by the virus and promised his organization’s unflinching support to contain the outbreak.
In furtherance of IEMO’s support to Liberia, Dr. Manini said he is planning a solidarity and assessment mission to Liberia in October this year.
Foreign Minister Ngafuan thanked Dr. Manini and the IEMO for providing the experimental drug and welcomed the decision of Dr. Manini to visit Liberia in October.
The first Ebola experimental drug that arrived in Liberia was the ZMAAP, which cured two of three health practitioners it was administered to.