LIBERIA: African Leaders to Grace Liberia’s Ebola Free Declaration Program

As the Liberian Government commemorates the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of Liberia as Ebola free on Monday May 11, 2015, the President of the Republic of Togo and Supervisor of ECOWAS initiatives in the fight against Ebola H.E. Faure Gnassingbe will arrive in Liberia on Monday May 11, 2015 to join President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Government and people of Liberia in a ceremony commemorating this milestone victory over the Ebola Virus Disease.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the President of the ECOWAS Commission Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, the Foreign Minister of Ghana Hanna Tetteh, the Health Minister of Nigeria Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, along with several other high profiled dignitaries from across Africa and the world are also expected to form part of Monday’s historic gathering.

The ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion , where President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will formally receive the Ebola free declaration from the WHO and  that comes in the wake of the successful meeting of  the 42 consecutive days of no new cases as required by the WHO to declare a country free from Ebola.

The Foreign Ministry release said the ceremony will provide citizens the opportunity for deep reflections on this difficult chapter in the nation's existence and thanksgiving to God Almighty for the country’s victory over Ebola.

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