President Sirleaf With Germany, Ambassador Johannes Lindner
Germans To Manage ETU At SKD Sports Complex
MONROVIA, October 16 (LINA) -The Ebola Coordinator of Germany, Ambassador Johannes Lindner, revealed that Germany will take over the management of the Ebola Treatment Unit at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex when completed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
It is expected to be turned over in four weeks.
He also noted that Germany has spent an initial €17million through the humanitarian non-governmental organization, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and the Red Cross and is resolved to do more, including direct help to the government.
“We will help Liberia to promote stability, rebuild the broken health system and deploy some members of the German military to work alongside the German Red Cross team in Liberia that will support containing the further spread of the Ebola virus,” the German envoy said.
An Executive Mansion release said Ambassador Lindner, who met with President Sirleaf at her Foreign Ministry office on Wednesday, indicated that over 3000 volunteers signed-up initially in Germany for assignment in Liberia, but based on the standards set, over 300 personnel, including 250 from the military and 75 from the German Red Cross, are ready for deployment in Liberia.
During her meeting with Ambassador Lindner, President Sirleaf acknowledged Germany’s commitment in helping Liberia and other countries eradicate the deadly Ebola disease and restore the sub-region to normalcy.