Ebola Response Up, Gaps Remain
While Ebola treatment and containment efforts are gradually gaining pace in Sierra Leone and Liberia, there are still far too few health workers, contact tracers and community monitors on the ground to keep up with the disease’s spread, particularly in urban areas, say Health Ministry staff and aid workers.
“It’s hard for us to cut transmission rates,” Liberia’s Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyensuah told IRIN. “Most of the hospitals in Monrovia are still not fully operational. More community surveillance is needed. We don’t have it right yet.”