The White House has congratulated the people of Liberia on reaching the status of an Ebola-free nation, describing it as an “important marker.”
In a statement issued by the Office of the Press Secretary to President Barack Obama, the White House renewed the Administration’s pledge and commitment to ending the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and helping to rebuild Liberia and other affected nations.
It recalled President Obama’s statement when Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited the White House last month in which he said: “We’re proud to partner with you and we intend to see this through until the job is done.”
“While this milestone is important, the world must not forget that the Ebola outbreak still persists in neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea,” the statement noted.
It added: “We must not let down our guard until the entire region reaches and stays at zero Ebola cases. And we must all work together to strengthen capacity around the world to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to outbreaks before they become epidemics.”