In the wake of the significant gains being made against the vicious Ebola virus, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has called for concerted efforts against the deadly virus.
In a Nationwide address yesterday in Monrovia, the Liberian leader called on all of her compatriots to intensify the fight against Ebola despite the gains being made in recent times to eradicate the uncompromising Ebola virus.
“During the time of the Ebola crisis we came together, we appreciated others in our communities, we stood together to fight the virus and on December 31, we reported no new case in the country, we went 28 days without new cases, we did all of these because of your confidence and trust. When we are faced with common problem we will overcome it, that is why today there is no new case, we are continuing our contact tracking, and we have the new come down,” the Liberian leader said.
Madam Sirleaf lauded the resilience of the Liberian people for standing with her government in combating the Ebola virus and urged them to continue to adhere to the various preventive health measures prescribed by the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, and remain vigilant to avoid any new cases in the country.
Pres. Sirleaf said Liberia continues to get international goodwill, something that has strengthened the country’s efforts against the virus. She said Liberia will remain engaged with its international partners to respond to the Ebola pestilence.
The Liberian leader disclosed that leaders of the three worst affected West African countries including Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will meet in Washington DC this month to attend a regional recovery meeting to enable the three countries adequately respond to the post-Ebola recovery challenges.
President Sirleaf further disclosed that at home Liberia continues to position itself for its post-Ebola recovery program calling on all of Liberia’s partners to join the country to this effort.
She said following the Ebola crisis, Government is exerting every effort to strength it health sector and repositioning the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital to National Referral Hospital.
At the same time, President Sirleaf has urged all Liberians to be engaged in the democratic process and the ongoing Constitutional Reform Committee process in Gbarnga City, Bong County.
She then called on Liberians to continue to trust and build confidence in her to get some of the development initiatives done in the spirit of ownership.