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  • First Shipment of the Ramped Up U.S. Military Response to Ebola Arrives in Liberia

    Step Up Anti-Ebola U.S. Military Response Begins

    A C-17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia Thursday with the first shipment of increased U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight, which was promised by President Barack Obama in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • President Obama:  ‘You Are Not Alone’ in the Fight against Ebola

    President Obama: ‘You Are Not Alone’ in the Fight against Ebola

    U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac held a media roundtable with 30 Liberian journalists Tuesday to screen the video of President Barack Obama’s message to the people of West Africa about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and to give them an overview of the $19.6 million the United States has committed to fight the disease.

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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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  • Members of PPAYO assumable at the ELWA Junction Paynesville with their posters on Saturday September 13, 2014, awareness messages “HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF THE EBOLA VIRUS IN LIBERIA’’

    U.S. Grantees posting Anti-Ebola Posters

    Members of PPAYO assumable at the ELWA Junction Paynesville with their posters on Saturday September 13, 2014, awareness messages “HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF THE EBOLA VIRUS IN LIBERIA’’

  • President Barack Obama Announces Plan to Combat Ebola

    President Barack Obama Announces Plan to Combat Ebola

    "Good afternoon, everybody. Please be seated. I want to thank Dr. Frieden and everybody here at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for welcoming me here today.

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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.  

  • U.S. Grantees posting Anti-Ebola Posters
    U.S. Grantees posting Anti-Ebola Posters

    Members of the youth group, Pursuit for Positive Action Youth Organization (PPAYO) put up posters advising residents in the Lakpazee neighborhood in Monrovia how to protect themselves from getting Ebola Virus Disease. The Public Affairs Section provided several hundred anti-Ebola posters to PPAYO, a grantee of the U.S. Embassy, to help in the information campaign against the disease. 

  • 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.  

  • 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.  

  • Visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom Discusses Key Issues with President Sirleaf and Members of her Cabinet
    Visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom Discusses Key Issues with President Sirleaf and Members of her Cabinet

    President Sirleaf welcomed the Deputy Secretary to Liberia and launched into a discussion of key challenges, citing youth unemployment and pervasive corruption as particular concerns for her administration. She explained that the Government of Liberia (GOL) was working to tackle the former by emphasizing vocational and technical skills training programs. Regarding corruption, she stressed the importance of enhancing institutions to prevent corrupt behaviors, but admitted that more needs to be done to strengthen punitive measures.  

  • 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.  

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