LIBERIA: US Envoy Says Poor Infrastructure Hurdle To Ebola Fight

U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac has observed that poor infrastructure is a major challenge in the fight against the Ebola virus in the country.

She said bad road condition makes it difficult for those living in remote places to go to treatment centers, while the lack of other basic infrastructures hampers efforts of the international community to respond to the crisis.

The Ambassador was speaking Friday in the Charles Gbenyon Conference Hall at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism during the Ministry’s Daily Ebola News Conference where she catalogued U.S Government’s contributions in response to the Ebola crisis.

“The important thing to remember is that there are ways to overcome the challenges, and we are making progress in reaching out to remote places to provide care to the people,” she said.

Malac noted that considering the National Response Plan set up by the Liberian government, several achievements will be reached in the shortest possible time.

According to the U.S envoy, it requires collective efforts by the government and citizens of Liberia as well as the international community to deal with the health crisis.

Meanwhile, the American diplomat has encouraged Liberians to remain strong in the fight, expressing the hope that the deadly disease will be defeated.


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