Interview with Fayiah Tamba Secretary General, Liberia National Red Cross Society

November 15, 2014 4:51 AM

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Interview with Fayiah Tamba Secretary General, Liberia National Red Cross Society

Ebola came to Liberia in late March when the first case was reported in Lofa county. By April, the Liberia National Red Cross Society, together with other partners, had sent a team from Monrovia to start the process of raising awareness of Ebola in communities. Thanks to that effort, the outbreak quietened a little and I remember, by May, it had reduced so greatly that I think we only had one case reported. Unfortunately, I think people also scaled back their response mechanisms, and in late June, the whole thing burst open. Since then, we continue to see the number of cases increasing.

The outbreak started in one place, in Lofa county, and has now spread into Montserrado county, Margibi, Bong and Nimba. It has escalated so much that all of Liberia's 15 counties are now reporting positive cases and all are considered response counties. Today, Ebola is still on the rise, there are i...

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