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Liberian President Rejects WHO’s Prediction

Winston W. Parley | THE NEW DAWN   in 
September 6, 2014

Physician Assistant Kobbah displays a certificate of full recovery from Ebola to President Sirleaf at the ELWA Treatment Center following her release.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has rejected the World Health Organization’s prediction that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people before it is brought under control.

President Sirleaf, who chairs the National Ebola Taskforce here, said her objection to the experts’ prediction does not imply that her government doesn’t respect them, but argued that projections could be proven wrong, especially “When one has the will and commitment to overcome a battle.”

She spoke on Saturday, August 30, when she visited the C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata City, Margibi County, just after witnessing the discharging of a Congolese Doctor Sengo Omeoga, and a Liberian Physician Assistant, Kandy Kobah, who survived treatment at the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

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