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Monday, 09-29-14, 11:42Liberian Doctor Defends 3-5 Days Ebola Treatment With HIV Drug[FrontPageAfrica]"When the patients come early, and they are put on this medication, they recover within three to five days. This medication is not specifically for HIV/AIDS, I want this to be clear; but the Anti Retrovirus agent that is used to treat other virus illnesses like hepatitis 'B'. But it is one of those medications that are combined with two or three other medications to treat HIV/AIDS, so it should not really be called an HIV/AIDS drugs." - Dr. G. Gorbee Logan, County Health Officer, Tubmanburg Hospital read more...
Monday, 09-29-14, 11:09Liberia's Top Medical Officer 'Does Not Have Ebola'[VOA]Liberia said its chief medical officer Bernice Dahn, who has been leading the fight against Ebola, does not have the deadly virus. read more...
Monday, 09-29-14, 1:48Soccer Star's Song Tries to Raise Ebola Awareness[VOA]Monrovia -He is one of Liberia's most popular citizens: George Weah, the former striker of Italy's AC Milan who was named the world's best soccer (football) player in 1995. After his retirement from sports, Weah got involved in politics in his home country. In 2005, he lost the presidential run-off poll to current President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Now, Weah has recorded an anti-Ebola song to raise awareness after being approached by the Ministry of Health. read more...
Sunday, 09-28-14, 10:48Chief Medical Officer Places Herself in Ebola Quarantine[allAfrica]Liberia's chief medical officer has put herself under quarantine for 21 days, after one of her assistants, Rev. Napoleon Braithwaite, died from the deadly Ebola virus. read more...
Friday, 09-26-14, 11:51Govt Hands Over U.S.$52 Million to UN Agencies[FrontPageAfrica]After a series of calls from Liberians and some foreign partners for the Government of Liberia to outsource the fight against Ebola to international organizations with the Government showing reluctance in accepting such idea, it seems the Government is about to give in to outsource the management of its Ebola resources to United Nations agencies operating in Liberia. read more...
Friday, 09-26-14, 6:22Mass Delivery of Ebola Protection Kits Starts[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -A mass delivery of almost half a million household kits to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa began on Thursday with the first batch of 9,000 packages containing gloves, soap and chlorine arriving in Liberia. read more...
Thursday, 09-25-14, 13:31New Ebola Clinic Immediately Filled - 20 Deaths in Two Days[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Barely two days after the opening of an Ebola treatment unit at the old Island clinic facility on the Bushrod Island, the 150-bed facility is now flooded with over 170 Ebola patients, some of whom are being treated at the corridors of the clinic, a consultant with the World Health Organization told FrontPageAfrica Tuesday. read more...
Wednesday, 09-24-14, 10:02Norway to Pay Liberia U.S.$150 Million (£91.4 Million) for Deforestation[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -In a US$150 million deal announced at today's UN Climate Summit in New York, the Government of Norway is partnering with the Government of Liberia to halt the destruction of Liberia's rainforest. [1] The deal foresees an end to new logging contracts, more scope for forest-dependent communities to manage their forests, and increase protected forest areas. As Liberia contends with a horrifying Ebola outbreak, this partnership will reduce incentives for Liberia to liquidate its forests for cash, and will help read more...
Wednesday, 09-24-14, 9:53Liberia Says U.S. Report Brings 'Clarity' to Fight Against Ebola[VOA]The Liberian government has welcomed Tuesday's release of a statistical model on West Africa's Ebola cases by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which predicts a huge jump in the number of cases to as many as 1.4 million by January unless the epidemic is brought under control. read more...
Tuesday, 09-23-14, 14:57Woman Keeping Kids Engaged Under Liberia's State of Emergency[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Looking to keep kids in the Baptist Seminary Community on the Robertsfield Highway engaged; Brenda Brewer-Moore came up with an idea that is now growing legs with some 157 kids in the area benefiting and keeping busy in the absence of regular school. read more...

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