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President of Liberia thanks Cuba for its role in combating Ebola

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf thanked Cuban doctors for their role in the struggle against Ebola, yesterday June 14, during a meeting with Salvador Valdés Mesa, a Council of State vice president, who is leading Cuba’s delegation to the African Union Summit. She emphasized that the Cuban brigade worked in the most remote areas, where little infrastructure exists, likewise recognizing the prestige of Cuba’s public health system, education and sports.

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Liberia Is Free of Ebola, World Health Organization Declares


The World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola today, making it the first of the three hardest hit West African countries to bring a formal end to the epidemic. More than 4,608 deaths from Ebola have been recorded in Liberia, more than in any other affected country. Neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone continue to fight the outbreak that has claimed more than 10,000 lives across the region since last year.