As African countries have now begun to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses, former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says it is vital for African governments to educate and reassure the public about the vaccines.
A situation report released by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia on February 26 about the country’s preparedness for Ebola outbreaks has highlighted major challenges at healthcare facilities.
On the day a suspected Ebola patient was being treated at Redemption Hospital, the New Kru Town-based facility lacked essential personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves, according to conversations with at least two staff members there.
Former finance minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has presented his letters of accreditation as he begins his tenure as the new African Development Bank Group’s country manager in Uganda.
A situational report released by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia on February 21 shows that health authorities have had at least six suspected Ebola cases since the recent outbreak in Guinea. All have tested negative.
Former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on global leaders to act quickly to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
The U.S Senate has confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a former U.S. ambassador to Liberia and former chair of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Foundation, as ambassador to the United Nations.
Liberia’s health minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, says the country has not yet verified if the new variant of COVID-19 that originated in South Africa exists in Liberia.