Liberia- Germany- Diplomacy
Germany pledges to manage Ebola treatment unit in Liberian capital
October 16, 2014
-The Ebola Coordinator from Germany, Ambassador Johannes Lindner has disclosed that Germany will take over the management of the Ebola Treatment Unit at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville near Monrovia, the Liberian capital, when it is constructed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The unit is expected to be turned over in four weeks.
Ambassador Lindner also noted that Germany has spent an initial €17million through the humanitarian non-governmental organization, Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) and the Red Cross and it is resolved to do more including direct help to the government.
“We will help Liberia to promote stability, rebuild the broken health system and deploy some members of the German military to work alongside the German Red Cross team in Liberia that will support containing the further spread of the Ebola virus,” a presidential mansion press statement quotes Linder as saying.
According to the statement, Ambassador Lindner who met with President Sirleaf at her office in Monrovia Wednesday indicated that over 300 personnel including 250 from the military and 75 from the German Red Cross are ready for deployment in Liberia.
During her meeting with Ambassador Lindner, President Sirleaf acknowledged the commitment of Germany in helping Liberia and other countries eradicate the deadly Ebola disease and restore the sub-region to normalcy.