Liberia’s Defense Minister Brownie Samukai has assured Liberians of total peace after the drawdown of the United Nations Mission in Liberia.
Even before the Ebola crisis began subsiding in Liberia, volunteers on the Liberia National Red Cross Burial Team had already begun to be isolated and stigmatized.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has dismissed four top officials of the Liberian National Police.
In a nationwide address on Wednesday, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urged Liberians to always unite in the midst of challenges, as the country had done during the Ebola crisis. She used the speech to outline efforts to maintain Liberia’s progress against Ebola. She also summarized her post-Ebola recovery strategy.
Liberia’s hope of being declared Ebola-free was dashed on March 20 when a female tested positive for the virus.
The Government of Liberia, with support from the United Nations Development Programme, has begun installing equipment to sterilize and manage medical waste at various hospitals in the country.
One of Monrovia’s most under-equipped health facilities, Redemption Hospital, has received several medical supplies worth $50,000 USD on Feb. 26, to strengthen it to meet public health demands.
As Liberia recovers from the Ebola outbreak, only four airlines serve the capital, with government officials scrambling to attract more.