Coordinator of the Incidence Management System (IMS) at the Ministry of Health, Tolbert Nyenswah
“Liberia Has Passed The Ebola Dark Days”, Min. Nyenswah
MONROVIA, December 10 (LINA)-The Coordinator of the Incidence Management System (IMS) at the Ministry of Health, Tolbert Nyenswah, has disclosed that Liberia has made tremendous progress in the fight against Ebola.
“In September, we didn’t have the number of bed-space; now, we’re fast approaching about 2,000 beds in the country. At the time, to test
somebody to confirm an Ebola case, we didn’t have testing laboratories; today, we have about nine laboratories that perform
Ebola tests,” Nyenswah noted.
According to an Executive Mansion press release, Mr. Nyenswah made the disclosure when he joined President Sirleaf to launch the “Ebola Must Go!! Ebola is Everybody’s Business,” campaign at the Christ Kingdom Harvest Church in the New Georgia Community on Monday, December 8.
He said a lot of health workers in the country fell prey to the disease and died; today, we’ve trained over 9,000 health workers in the country that can do proper infection prevention and control,” he further disclosed.
Nyenswah, who is also Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services, praised both local and international response to the fight against Ebola which, he noted, has yielded incredible results.
He however pointed out that all he said cannot stop Ebola; rather they are mechanisms that the government and partners have provided as a vehicle to help communities. Mr. Nyenswah said what can stop Ebola is community engagement and community partnership with itself.
Nyenswah reflected that they were in the New Georgia Community to emulate the good example exhibited by them. He said since, September the community has not reported any new case because of its resilience.
“You’ve already won the war as a community; but for you to reach the finishing line it’s everybody’s business”.
He urged and pleaded with communities to adhere to the advice outlined by healthcare workers to ensure the eradication of the Ebola Virus Disease.