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  • U.S. Medical Experts and Emergency Responders Arrive in Liberia

    U.S. Medical Experts and Emergency Responders Arrive in Liberia

    A high-level delegation of U.S. medical experts and emergency responders, led by Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden, is in Liberia to see firsthand the impact of the Ebola outbreak, to assess response activities, and to hear from government officials, international partners, and health care workers in West Africa to see what can be done to stop the disease.

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  • CDC Director Holds Talks with Ministers of Health and Internal Affairs

    CDC Director Holds Talks with Ministers of Health and Internal Affairs

    The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Tom Frieden, met with the Ministers of Health and Social Welfare and of Internal Affairs, Dr. Walter Gwenigale and Morris Dukuly, on Tuesday for an overview of the Liberian government’s response to the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 700 Liberians.

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  • Deputy Secretary Higginbottom meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other senior Liberian officials at the Foreign Ministry.

    U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Visits Liberia

    U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom met with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her key advisors June 20 during a two-day official visit to Liberia.

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  • USG Airlifts more than 16 tons of medical equipment to Liberia

    USG Airlifts more than 16 tons of medical equipment to Liberia

    On August 24, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), airlifted more than 16 tons of medical equipment and emergency supplies to Liberia for the Ebola response. The shipment included 10,000 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), two water treatment units and two water portable water tanks, capable of holding 10,000 liters of water each and 100 rolls of plastic sheeting, which can used in the construction of Ebola treatment centers. Photo courtesy of Carol Han, USAID/OFDA.

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  • CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden (in the middle), dressed in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), talks to patients confirmed to have Ebola at a treatment center operated by Medecins sans Frontieres at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. Dr. Frieden is flanked by Dr. Joel Montgomery (left) and Dr. Jordan Tappero (right), both part of CDC’s team of experts working Liberia.

    U.S. Government Announces $5 Million More to Help Liberia in its Anti-Ebola Fight

    CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden (in the middle), dressed in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), talks to patients confirmed to have Ebola at a treatment center operated by Medecins sans Frontieres at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. Dr. Frieden is flanked by Dr. Joel Montgomery (left) and Dr. Jordan Tappero (right), both part of CDC’s team of experts working Liberia.

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  • U.S. Embassy Highlights Close Bilateral Ties
    U.S. Embassy Highlights Close Bilateral Ties

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac highlighted the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI) Program and the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as examples of the countries’ close collaboration in remarks at a U.S. Independence Day reception (July 3).  

  • U.S. Ambassador Calls for Integrated Action
    U.S. Ambassador Calls for Integrated Action

    U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac has urged participants at a high-level ministerial meeting to analyze how the Liberian government can work with other stakeholders to coordinate its response to a major disaster and to identify how to improve its ability to manage disasters effectively.  

  • U.S. Ambassador Donates New Goat Quarantine Facility to Liberia
    U.S. Ambassador Donates New Goat Quarantine Facility to Liberia

    U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac has officially handed over a new goat quarantine facility to Liberia’s Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) outside Gbarnga, in Bong County. 

  • U.S. Ambassador Launches Farm-to-Market Road Network in Nimba County
    U.S. Ambassador Launches Farm-to-Market Road Network in Nimba County

    Payee, Nimba County – U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac officially launched construction of a ‘feeder road’ from Bahn-Payee-Zuoplay, calling the groundbreaking ceremony the beginning of a major commitment by the U.S. Government to support farm-to-market road rehabilitation in Liberia.  

  • The U.S. Ambassador Urges Liberians to Get Involved in Agriculture
    The U.S. Ambassador Urges Liberians to Get Involved in Agriculture

    Saniquellie, Nimba County -- U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac says the U.S. Government is making major investments to support Liberia’s agriculture sector and its agricultural education through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Food and Enterprise Development program, known as FED.  

  • U.S. and Liberian Officials Begin Pipeline Construction
    U.S. and Liberian Officials Begin Pipeline Construction

    Deborah Malac and USAID’s Global Water Coordinator, Chris Holmes, along with officials from the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), joined local residents at a ground-breaking ceremony for a new pipeline that will bring clean drinking water to densely-populated areas of Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County.  

  • U.S. Government Donates US$2.2 Million
    U.S. Government Donates US$2.2 Million

    The U.S. Government has donated US$2.2 million in equipment and facilities, including two pursuit boats, to the Liberian Coast Guard to enable it to better patrol and protect Liberia’s coastal waters.  

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