President Sirleaf Credits Obama Admin for Stabilizing Ebola
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that it was the leadership of the Obama Administration, supported by the US Congress that opened the space for the ravaging Ebola Virus Disease to be stabilized in the country and expressed appreciation to the United States and partners for the progress so far made in containing the virus.
She said the Obama Administration’s support that “encouraged the rest of the world to respond to this global crisis,” and however warned that though much progress has been made, more has to be done as this is the most critical stage of the fight against the deadly disease.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf made the statement when she addressed members of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs on Wednesday, December 10. The hearing discussed ‘The Ebola Epidemic: The Keys to Success for the International Response’ and was chaired by Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware).
The Liberian leader, providing an update of the progress made so far, said 13 Emergency Treatment Units, with a total of 840 beds, has only 136 patients; while 70 burial teams have buried 23 persons per day across the country compared to hundreds, months ago.