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2014-10-22 Hopes for Ebola Vaccine Soon
[Deutsche Welle]The World Health Organization is pressing for a vaccine to combat the spread of Ebola, hoping to prepare two versions by January. On the ground in West Africa, Germany's Red Cross has made a desperate call for help.

2014-10-22 Cuban Medical Doctors Arrive in Liberia Wed., October 22
[FrontPageAfrica]A Cuban Medical team arrives in Liberia on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to join the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus. The 52-man medical team includes doctors and nurses. The medical team includes Epidemiologists, Intensive Care Doctors, General Practitioners, and Surgeons. Others are Pediatricians, Intensive Care Nurses, Anesthetist and Licensed Nurses.

2014-10-22 15 of 13,000 Successfully Pass Univ. of Liberia Entrance Exams
[FrontPageAfrica]The education system of Liberia continues to show signs of decline with students performing poorly in public exams.

2014-10-22 Gov't Announces New Strategies
[Inquirer]The Government of Liberia (GOL) has unveiled a new strategy aimed at defeating the deadly Ebola virus and further prepares the country for any future health epidemic.

2014-10-22 Welcoming the U.S. Military Mentorship
[Inquirer]YESTERDAY THE UNITED States Military reiterated its vow to remain in the combined civil-military operation efforts in fighting the Ebola virus disease in the country. The commitment was made when the U.S. Major General, Darryl Williams who served in a pioneering position as the first Commander of the U.S. Military in Liberia for five weeks formally introduced the incoming Commander of the U.S. led Operation United Shield, Gary J. Volesky to the leadership of the Ministry of National Defense.

2014-10-22 'Don't Stigmatize' - Liberia's Ebola Survivors Urge General Public
[FrontPageAfrica]The acting president of Ebola Survivors in Liberia is warning the public against stigmatizing survivors in the country.

2014-10-22 Red Cross Federation Promises to Help Eradicate Ebola in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Director of the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies Africa Zone Alasan Senghoe, has arrived in Liberia for a two day visit to access the level of services the Liberian Red Cross Society has been delivering in the country since the Ebola outbreak.

2014-10-22 UNDP Strengthens Capacity for Liberia Early Warning System
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The United Nations Development Programme in Liberia says it remains a reliable partner to the Government in its drive for the development of which, adaptation to climate change impact is an integral element.

2014-10-22 'Blood Pressure Went Up' - Health Minister Skips Senate Grill
[FrontPageAfrica]Liberia's defiant Health Minister, Dr. Walter Gwenigale,who has over the last six months rejected calls to adhere to a mandate from the Liberian Senate to reinstate two health workers dismissed for organizing a protest staged by health workers across the country; again failed to show up at the Senate Tuesday, citing health reasons.

2014-10-22 Enhancing Partnership, Liberia Welcomes New U.S. Commander
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Liberia's Defense Minister, Brownie J. Samukai, says the soldiers and sailors of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) remain supportive of the U.S.-led effort in the united fight against the Ebola virus. Welcoming the incoming commander of the U.S.-led Joint Task Force Operation United Assistance, Major General Gary J. Volesky, in his office at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) Tuesday, the Minister expressed the AFL's preparedness to discharge its assigned humanitarian mission under the scheme of "Operation

2014-10-22 ICC Practices Good Corporate Governance, Denies Tyler Shares
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Mr. MacDonald Wento, Chief Executive Officer of International Consultancy Capital has made it clear that good corporate governance prevents his company from offering shares to officials of the Liberian government and at no time has Speaker Tyler or Representative Moses Kollie being shareholders.

2014-10-22 EJS Son Fires Back - Dr. James Sirleaf Still Committed to Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica]Nearly 48 hours after his comments in both the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post set off a firestorm in Monrovia, Dr. J. Adamah Sirleaf, a son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is firing back, renewing his pledge to Liberia and declaring that he has not turned his back on the country led by his mother.

2014-10-22 No Traveling for People Under Contact Tracing - Gov't Discloses
[Heritage]The Government of Liberia (GoL) has disclosed that people under contact tracing of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) will not be allowed to leave the country.

2014-10-22 Ganta Methodist Hospital to Close Several Sections
[Inquirer]The United Methodist Hospital in the commercial city of Ganta is expected to shortly close down several of its sections in the county.

2014-10-22 U.S. Military, AFL Partnering to Fight Ebola
[Inquirer]The Liberia National Defense and its counterpart, the United States Military, have vowed to remain supportive in the combine efforts in fighting the Ebola virus disease in the country. The Ministry of National Defense which has now drawn down to civil-military activities has a batch of its engineering unit working alongside the U.S. Military to construct nine Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) in seven of Liberia's 15 counties.

2014-10-22 Cuban Doctors Arrive Today
[Inquirer]A Cuban Medical Team arrives in Liberia today to join the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus. The 52 man medical team includes doctors and nurses. The medical team includes Epidemiologists, Intensive Care Doctors, General Practitioners, and Surgeons. Others are Pediatricians, Intensive Care Nurses, Anesthetist and Licensed Nurses.

2014-10-22 'China Stands With Liberia'
[Inquirer]Chinese President Xi Jinping has stated emphatically that his country, the People's Republic of China, "stands with Liberia in exerting every effort to defeat the deadly Ebola Virus."

2014-10-22 House Summons Labor Minister, Civil Service Boss Over Downsizing Plan
[Legislature of Liberia]The plenary of the House of Representatives has resolved to invite the Director General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA), George Werner and Labor Minister Neto Leigh to provide detailed information about the Executive plan of action to downsize several civil servants who were made to take compulsory leave as a result of the Ebola outbreak.

2014-10-22 President Sirleaf Visits Lofa County, Original Epic Center of the Ebola Virus Disease
[Liberia Govt]The county that reported the first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease, Lofa County in northwestern Liberia, has reported a drastic decline in the transmission of the virus with "no new cases" reported for the past three weeks.

2014-10-22 GOL - Ebola Cases Drastically Dropped At Foya Ebola Treatment Unit
[Heritage]The Government of Liberia (GoL) through the Deputy Minister of Public Affairs at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Atty. Isaac W. Jackson, has disclosed that the Ebola cases have drastically dropped at the Foya Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU).

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