Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ebola Update

The Government of Liberia has seriously ramped up it's response to the Ebola virus. Schools and government offices are closed and additional travel restrictions and testing protocols have been put in place. The very minimal and fragile health care system that exists in Liberia has been totally over-run. Hospitals in Monrovia have had to close due to lack of space, lack of health care workers (some have succumbed to Ebola, others are too frightened to come to work and still others have ill family members at home who need care), and lack of equipment and supplies.

In addition, the Peace Corps, mission groups and major NGOs are evacuating personnel until the virus subsides. Airlines are beginning to adjust flight schedules and service to affected areas and most have instituted health protection measures.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf gave this address on Wednesday, July 30.

Please check the LOEP Facebook page for regular updates and see this space for more detailed information. LOEP is extremely concerned for our colleagues, friends, teachers, students and their families who are in Liberia. Thank you for your continued concern and prayer on their behalf.

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