Public health NGO says current outbreak ‘absolutely out of control’
July 30, 2014 5:00PM ET Updated 6:05PM ET
Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining entire communities, it said on Wednesday, announcing the toughest measures yet to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.
Security forces in Liberia were ordered to enforce the steps, part of an action plan that includes placing all nonessential government workers on 30-day compulsory leave.
Ebola has been blamed for 672 deaths in Liberia, neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures, as underfunded health care systems have struggled to cope with the epidemic. Liberia accounted for just under one-fifth of those deaths.
Amber Brantly, the wife of Dr. Kent Brantly, and her immediate family issued the following statement. Dr. Brantly, a member of the Samaritan's Purse team in Liberia, tested positive for the Ebola virus and is fighting for his life
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Monrovia, Liberia - In continuationof Government’s efforts to
combat the Ebola Viral Disease that has engulfed the country, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has launched the National Action Plan presented to the National Task Force on Ebola by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in partnership with the World Health Organization, though by no means exhaustive.
Liberian Community Association prayed with Southside Church of Christ for Dr. Kent Brantly
Sunday August 3, 2014
Members of the Liberian community Association of Dallas Metroplex came to Southside Church of Christ in Fort Worth Texas on Sunday morning to worship, pray and show solidarity with members, family and friends of Dr. Kent Brantly who contracted the deadly Ebola Disease while working in Liberia West Africa.
Dr. Kent Brantly is a Missionary from Southside Church of Christ who is working with Samaritan Purse to provide medical services to the people of Liberia. Dr. Brantly was helping to provide services to patients who were sick with the symptom of the Ebola disease when he got infected. Since the news of Dr. Brantly infection, the Liberian Community, the Church and the world have been in prayer for Dr. Brantly and the many health workers serving in Liberia and West Africa. Dr. Kent Brantly was air lifted to the United States to get the needed medical care. He is currently at Emory University hospital in Atlanta. A second infected Missionary Nancy Writebol was also airlifted from Liberia on Monday and is in route to the same hospital for medical treatment.
The Liberian Community came to say thank you to the brothers and sisters of the church for their mission work in helping the people pf Liberia. The worship service was marked with prayers and songs for Dr. Brantly and his family, Missionary Writebol, and the people of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone that are going through these difficult time. The Liberian community also presented a letter to the church expressing their gratitude for the services of Dr. Kent Brantly to the people of Liberia.
After the worship service, the leaders and members of the Liberian Community met with the Local Press to share more information on the situation in Liberia over the outbreak of the Ebola Virus and what the Community is doing to help address some of the urgent needs of the country. The President of the Liberian Community Association said he was grateful to the members of Southside Church of Christ for welcoming the Liberians to worshiping with them. He also said thanks for the mission work in Liberia and for Dr. Brantly and his family. We are also excited to hear that Dr. Kent condition is improving gradually. We are very hopeful that he will be healed completely and through this ordeal the cure or a vaccine can be found for this deadly disease, The Liberian community has been in prayer for Dr. Brantly, Nancy Writebol and for the people of Liberia.
The President said, he is asking all Liberians and friends of Liberia in the DFW area and surrounding cities to come together and in addressing this issue. A special task force has been setup to ask for donations, PPE, needed medical supplies and equipment to send to Liberia. President Stanley Gaye also said there will be a town hall meeting very scheduled very soon for all Liberians in the DFW metroplex to address this Crisis. Focus of the meeting will be to solicit contributions and help for Liberia. He is encouraging all Liberia to help in this endeavor. This is a national crisis and we all need to help to bring an end to this deadly disease that is killing our people. More information on the town hall meeting will be coming soon.
In the meantime, donation boxes for supplies have been placed in some of the Liberian churches and businesses. A Wells Fargo Bank Account has been set up by LCA/DFW Metroplex to receive donation just for this crisis. An on line account is also on the association website for the community use. There is also a P. O. Box to receive your donation.
Finally, the president encourage members and Liberians to call their families in Liberia and educate them on how to stop the spread of the Ebola disease.
To make a donation or contact the Liberian Community,
please visit the Liberia community Association website