Liberian health authorities have reported that the recent polio, measles and deworming campaign across the country was a success.
Liberia was recently declared an Ebola free nation by the World Health Organization. This came after the deadly epidemic ravaged the country and killed over 3000 Liberians. To prevent the reemergence of the virus, the government is not leaving anything to chance. It is in a state of constant surveillance.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf celebrated the nation’s Ebola free status at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Central Monrovia. She called on Liberians to continue observing Ebola precautionary measures.
With the deadline looming for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to submit the draft national budget, the Liberian disabled community has reminded the president of her commitment to make allocations for them in the pending fiscal year.
With the World Health Organization having declared Liberia an Ebola-free country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer advising United States residents to avoid nonessential travel to Liberia.
The deadly Ebola virus which struck Liberia last March and killed over 3,000 people seems to have vanished as the country has been declared Ebola free. Despite the disappearance of the virus from Liberia, it has left a severe toll on children who lost either one or both parents to the virus.
Although Liberia will be declared Ebola-free on Saturday, medical authorities have announced an outbreak of measles in Liberia.
As Liberia approaches being declared Ebola-free, former President of the United States of America Bill Clinton has urged Liberians not to discriminate against Ebola survivors but rather to embrace and make them feel as part of society.