GOL Resolved To Kick Ebola Out By X-Mas

The Government of Liberia (GOL) says it is launching a major campaign aimed at registering zero case of Ebola in the country by the end of the year.   The Government of Liberia (GOL) says it is launching a major campaign aimed at registering zero case of Ebola in the country by the end of the year.

Subsequently the government is calling on citizens and residents alike to continue the precautionary measures put in place by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in a bid to kick Ebola out of the country by the end of the year.

Information Minister, Lewis G. Brown told the weekly Ministry of Information Press Conference yesterday that with renewed vigor Liberians should work hard by observing the Ministry of Health’s prevention measures to kick Ebola out of Liberia, saying, “This could be the best New Year’s gift that we could give each other.”

Minister Brown said Liberia that was far behind in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is now close to the finishing line and called on everyone not to get tired but continue the fight in a more serious manner to get the country Ebola-free.

He expressed optimism that this can be achieved because Liberians are a resilient people who had proved the world wrong on many occasions and succeeded.

“When we were told that thousands of Liberians will die of the disease, we stood up as a people and proved them wrong but adhering to all the necessary preventive measures and today we are reporting a decline in cases from 150 a day to 20 or 10 cases a day. We are close to the finishing line; let us don’t give up and be complacent. Let’s continue the fight as Ebola is now on the retreat,” he told journalists as if he were preaching a sermon.

Minister Brown said Liberians should roll up their sleeves and intensify the fight against Ebola in a bid not to let the gains that have been made elude the country.

He urged Liberians not to fail in achieving the ‘No New Case’ objective by the end of the year and mandate the communication people at the Ministry of Information to also intensify their efforts aimed at achieving this motive by the end of the year.

Last Wednesday, the Government of Liberia began a new strategy that is designed to fight the Ebola virus on the community level and make the country Ebola-free.

As the spread of the Ebola virus is declining as announced by health authorities, the Incident Management Team, a cardinal group in the fight against Ebola said the new strategy is aimed at achieving zero Ebola case by the end of December 2014.

Dr. Kateh told journalists that the new strategy known as Rapid Isolation and Treatment of Ebola (RITE) would ensure that health practitioners are deployed on a community basis to reduce Ebola transmission by providing rapid treatment and isolation.

He noted that each community will have a RITE team that carries out identification hotspots where the virus is still active and initiate investigation that will lead to the investigation in hotspots.

Dr. Kateh said RITE will also ensure that a long term intervention operations will be carried out as determined by the evolution of the epidemic.

Subsequently the government is calling on citizens and residents alike to continue the precautionary measures put in place by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in a bid to kick Ebola out of the country by the end of the year.

Information Minister, Lewis G. Brown told the weekly Ministry of Information Press Conference yesterday that with renewed vigor Liberians should work hard by observing the Ministry of Health’s prevention measures to kick Ebola out of Liberia, saying, “This could be the best New Year’s gift that we could give each other.”

Minister Brown said Liberia that was far behind in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is now close to the finishing line and called on everyone not to get tired but continue the fight in a more serious manner to get the country Ebola-free.

He expressed optimism that this can be achieved because Liberians are a resilient people who had proved the world wrong on many occasions and succeeded.

“When we were told that thousands of Liberians will die of the disease, we stood up as a people and proved them wrong but adhering to all the necessary preventive measures and today we are reporting a decline in cases from 150 a day to 20 or 10 cases a day. We are close to the finishing line; let us don’t give up and be complacent. Let’s continue the fight as Ebola is now on the retreat,” he told journalists as if he were preaching a sermon.

Minister Brown said Liberians should roll up their sleeves and intensify the fight against Ebola in a bid not to let the gains that have been made elude the country.

He urged Liberians not to fail in achieving the ‘No New Case’ objective by the end of the year and mandate the communication people at the Ministry of Information to also intensify their efforts aimed at achieving this motive by the end of the year.

Last Wednesday, the Government of Liberia began a new strategy that is designed to fight the Ebola virus on the community level and make the country Ebola-free.

As the spread of the Ebola virus is declining as announced by health authorities, the Incident Management Team, a cardinal group in the fight against Ebola said the new strategy is aimed at achieving zero Ebola case by the end of December 2014.

Dr. Kateh told journalists that the new strategy known as Rapid Isolation and Treatment of Ebola (RITE) would ensure that health practitioners are deployed on a community basis to reduce Ebola transmission by providing rapid treatment and isolation.

He noted that each community will have a RITE team that carries out identification hotspots where the virus is still active and initiate investigation that will lead to the investigation in hotspots.

Dr. Kateh said RITE will also ensure that a long term intervention operations will be carried out as determined by the evolution of the epidemic.

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