- Search Results
MSF Urges All To Rise, End Ebola In West Africa
Date Uploaded: Mar 25, 2015

Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Logo



MSF Urges All To Rise, End Ebola In West Africa

MONROVIA, March 23 (LINA) - The medical charity Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said every single person who has come in contact with a person infected with Ebola must be identified as there is no room for mistakes at this stage of the crisis.

The MSF statement was made against the backdrop that a significant challenge remains ahead to declare an end to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed  more than 10,000 people in the three West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

In a release issued in Monrovia on Monday, the MSF observed that more efforts have to be exerted to bring the Ebola crisis to an end as the number of cases weekly in West Africa is still higher than in any previous outbreak.

According to the release, the MSF statement is part of a critical analysis of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa over the past year, revealing the shortcomings of the global response to the crisis as well as warning that the outbreak, despite an overall decline in cases, is not yet over.

“The trauma of Ebola has left people distrustful of health facilities, has left health workers demoralized and fearful of resuming services, and has left communities bereaved, impoverished and suspicious,” the release said.

The release also stated that the global failures have been brutally exposed in this epidemic and thousands of people have paid for it with their lives, adding “It is to everyone’s benefit that lessons be learned from this outbreak, from the weakness of health systems in developing countries, to the paralysis and sluggishness of international aid.”


latest headlines
LRA, FIRS Of Nigeria Sign MoU
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria have (FIRS) signed a Memorandum of Co-operation that will s ...more
Judge Kaba Stresses Truth In Media Reportage
The Resident Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, Yusuf D. Kaba has admonished members of the Association of Judicial Reporters (AJUR) to d ...more
UN SG Comments On Sexual Exploitation, Abuse
As part of efforts to institute special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, UN Secretary General (UNSG), Antonio Guterres ...more
Jury Declares Samukai Not Guilty
The 12-member Trial Jury at Criminal Court ā€œAā€ has pronounced a not-guilty verdict in favor of Michael Samukai, son of Defense Minister Brown ...more
Liberia Law Society Ends Seminar In Bong
The Liberia Law Society (LLS) has held a seminar on the establishment and functions of the ECOWAS Court, the African Court and the International ...more
First Prosecution Witness Links Defendants Sable Mining Crime
The prosecution first witness in the ongoing Sable Mining case at Criminal Court ā€œCā€ has linked all of the defendants to the commission of th ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency