Medecins Sans Frontiers Intensifies Ebola Fight


One of the government’s   partners in the fight against Ebola, Medecins Sans Frontiers, has intensified efforts toward the eradication of the deadly Ebola virus across Monrovia, with special packages for community household.

 Speaking yesterday at a press briefing held at the ELWA 3 Ebola management center, the Emergency Coordinator for MSF, Laurence Sailly, said the MSF had trained 400 community health volunteers to engage in door-to-door  messaging on the prevention of the Ebola virus in the country.

“This is intended to help communities in the eradication of the terrible disease from the community level, including homes. These people will help educate communities on how to prevent the communicable virus,” she said.

“We are also involved in health projects that train local medical staff and put in place safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to provide good health care for our people.”

According to her, MSF has received 858 patients, with 192 patients recovering from ELWA 3 Ebola management center, amounting to 40% survival rates of people since August 18, 2014 when the center was opened.

“We continue to have success stories in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.  Today some of the people affected by  the virus, through early reporting of themselves, are moving around and taking exercises. We are giving them treatment, including juices, to kill the malaria, diarrhea, vomiting and other illnesses.”

The MSF coordinator further disclosed that they have put into place the necessary  mechanisms to ensure that the staffs are fully protective with no suspected case among the 617 Liberian staff members and the 62 international staff members.

Also speaking at the press briefing, assistant medical team leader Andrew Mambum, said they were fully protected while providing services for other people affected of the virus.


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