On-the-Ground Views of The Ebola Crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone

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Nancy A. Aossey, president and chief executive officer at International Medical Corps, Laurie Garrett, CFR’s senior fellow for global health, and David Nabarro, the UN’s special envoy on Ebola, join Richard E. Besser, chief health and medical editor at ABC News, to discuss the panelists’ recent trips to West African Ebola-treatment units and the international response to the crisis. While the Ebola crisis in Liberia is greatly improved, the situation in parts of Sierra Leone remains dire. The panel credits safe burial practices, reduced physical contact with infected persons, increased laboratories and care, and coordinated work with the Liberian government as reasons for Liberia’s success in lowering the infection rate. The challenges in Sierra Leone include unsafe burials, the scarcity of health workers, and the rough terrain.

Speakers:
Nancy A. Aossey, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Medical Corps
Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, Ebola: Story of an Outbreak
David Nabarro, Special Envoy on Ebola, United Nations

Presider:
Richard E. Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News

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alz123alz says:

Dr. Besser, Dr.Navarro

LAURIE GARRETT IS RIGHT, UNITED NATION NEED TO PROVIDE AN AGENDA TO LISTEN TO EXPERTS WORKING AT THE BOTTOM LEVEL, myself included that have written and executed important community programs IN Liberia THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA,  based on the home use  of chlorine, AND WASHING HANDS, ARMS LEGS, FEETS, THREE OR FOUR TIMES A DAY WITH NOT JUST SOAP, BUT A CHLORNE SOLUTION  .  LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE PROVEN RESULTS TO WIPE OUT THIS EBOLA CRISIS. 

R.E.T.H.A.  REMOVING AND ERADICATING EBOLA THROUGH HOLISTIC APPLICATIONS

alz123alz says:

LAURIE GARRETT IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.  YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THE   VOICE OF THE AFRICAN PEOPLE IN LIBERIA TO KNOW HOW TO ERADICATE THE EPIDEMIC IN SIERRE LEONE.

THERE IS VALUABLE INFORMATION TO BE SHARED RELATIVE TO THE HOME  USE OF CHLORINE SOLUTIONS TO WASH THE VIRUSES OFF THE SURFACE OF THE SKIN TO PREVENT EBOLA INFECTIONS IN QUARANTINE.  

SOCIAL MEDIA HAVE PLAYED AN IMPORTANT PART IN PREVENTION AND EDUCATION.   THE COLLECTIVE EFFORTS OF THE COMMUNITY ALONG WITH DOCTORS  WITHOUT BORDERS HAD ALREADY DIMINISHED THE RISE IN EBOLA CASES EPONENTIALLY BEFORE THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARRIVED IN LIBERIA.

THE PROGRAMS DESIGNED BY THE PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY WAS EFFECTIVE ENOUGH FOR 1000 OF THE TROOPS TO BE SENT BACK HOME, IN ADDITION TO ERADICATING THE DIRE PREDICTION BY CDC,CENTER FOR DISEASE AND CONTROL THAT 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE WILL HAVE  CONTACTED EBOLA BY JAN 2015

LAURIE GARRETT IS RIGHT, UNITED NATION NEED TO PROVIDE AN AGENDA TO LISTEN TO EXPERTS WORKING AT THE BOTTOM LEVEL.  LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE PROVEN RESULTS TO WIPE OUT THIS EBOLA CRISIS.

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