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Ebola Update

Sep 15, 2014, 1:21 PM

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia over the weekend sacked ten top government officials among them ministers, whom the Liberians called Ebola absentee.

President Sirleaf appeal to President Obama for urgent aid to tackle Ebola.

The African Development Bank (ADB) has lent Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone $150 million to boost their economies.

Last month, the bank donated the three countries $50 milion to buy equipment and pay the salaries of health workers.

Cuba will send in October 165 workers among them doctors, nurses and equipment to Sierra Leone.

They will stay in Sierra Leone for a period of six months.

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed these great gesture by Cuba, and thanked them for their timely assistance.

Sierra Leone health workers laid down their tools because of salaries arrears.

UNICEF is assisting Guinea for materials to fight Ebola.

Guinea Conakry received from France 9 million US dollars, equipment and 25 doctors to combat the virus.

Senegal received equipment worth about US$200,000.

The West African Monetary Union CFA zone and international NGOs have donated Senegal $160,000 for preparedness for the Ebola virus.

Professor Awa Marie Coll Seck, minister of health of Senegal has informed the general public that the Guinean who had the virus and was admitted on 29 August 2014 at Fann hospital in Dakar has been treated successfully.

She said presently there is no case of Ebola in Senegal.

“I claim Senegal is a nation free of Ebola.”

“I want to tell those who have been affected by the virus not to take the opportunity to come to Senegal for treatment. Our borders have been under surveillance for 24 hours.

Professor Seck further appealed for people to be re-assured, and always take measures to prevent the epidemic by always washing their hands.

Japan has donated Senegal equipment worth of nine million US dollars.

WHO says the death toll is now 2400.