Head of U.S Health Experts Arrives in Liberia to Ebola Fight

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The head of a team of 50 U.S health experts promised by the U.S. Government arrived over the weekend in Liberia.

The US government, through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention recently announced plans to send 50 public health experts to West Africa to help fight the deadly Ebola Virus.

In fulfillment of that pronouncement, Timothy M. Callaghan, head of the team of health experts assigned to Liberia arrived in Monrovia over the weekend.

According to an Internal Affairs Ministry release, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Madam Sheila Paskman said, the team was deployed to support the Liberian government’s efforts toward eradicating the Ebola virus from Liberia.

The team, she said, will provide support in Technical areas of coordination and cooperation as well as ensure Center for Disease Control (CDC) step up its response.

Timothy, accompanied by US Embassy officials, immediately visited Internal Affairs Minister Morris M. Dukuly, who is Co-chair of the National Task Force on Ebola.

During his visit over the weekend at the Internal Affairs Ministry, Timothy M. Callaghan disclosed that additional 15 health experts are expected in Liberia.

He said the team is expected to collaborate with other U.S. government agencies that are already operating in Liberia such as the CDC and USAID, among others.

In response, Minister Dukuly expressed his delight and lauded the United States government on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who chairs the National Task Force on Ebola for fulfilling a significant promise in a timely manner.

He described the United States as a historical traditional partner who has always stood by Liberians and the nation as a whole.

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