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“It will take six months to contain Ebola Epidemic in West Africa” – President, Doctors Without Borders




Joanne.Liu Bella Naija

Geneva (Reuters/NAN) – Joanne Liu, International President of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF – Doctors Without Borders), said in Geneva on Friday that it would take about six months to bring the Ebola epidemic in West Africa under control.

She said the situation was like “wartime’’ and required greater leadership from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Liu, after a 10-day trip to Liberia, stressed that there should be an upper hand on the epidemic over the next six months.

She insisted that more experts were needed on the ground to achieve this. 

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  1. bruno

    August 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I thought “nigerian scientists” have found the cure.

  2. sisi jules

    August 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I thought as well..

  3. @edDREAMZ

    August 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Make all this one wey she dey yarn here nobi true o bcos fear don dey grib me here i swear…….

  4. Ndubuisi

    August 15, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I think it will take less than stx months in Nigeria i give it a month or two. but for Liberia and Guinea it will take up to 6 months.

    • clementine

      August 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      I concur.This is not Naija.We got this .KUDOS to all those working hard. Some of these people be alarmist too o

  5. adesuwa

    August 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Amen @Ndubuisi

  6. Ada

    August 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Dont people read before commenting. This is the lack of reading culture that is spoken about. U c red,u attack. She said 6 months in WEST AFRICA not NIGERIA. Is Nigeria d only country in WEST AFRICA?

  7. Eddie

    August 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    @Ada…Nigeria no dey West Africa? Abi Ebola no dey Nigeria? How is Nigeria excluded? Miss ‘read before commenting’

  8. india

    August 15, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I think you’re both right. Western media doesn’t separate one west African country from another. It’s easier for them to lump us all together. But yes maybe 6 months in Liberia definitely not in Nigeria. We are handling it better I think.

  9. segun olalere

    August 16, 2014 at 9:39 am

    To stop Ebola in Nigeria’ I think all Nigeria should start using hand gluf and avoid hugging for few month so that the affected one will go and remain those not affected if there is no drug

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