News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File
World News

Christian Aid cautiously welcomes news Liberia is Ebola free

by Hannah Tooley

Christian Aid's Country Manager in Sierra Leone, Jeanne Kamara, told Premier's News Hour this should not happen again: "I think the biggest lesson is not to be complacent.

"Ebola - the end of the person-to-person transmission might be over now, but I don't think we're out of the woods yet."

She told Premier that people are positive, but cautious: "We are quietly, or cautiously confident that if an outbreak happens it will be arrested [stopped] really, really quickly because I don't think that we're in the same space of information and awareness and knowledge that we were in the last Ebola outbreak."

Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP

Liberia now joins neighbouring Sierra Leone and Guinea in bringing it under control, after two years and the deaths of more than 11 thousand people.

But the World Health Organisation also warned that the world cannot yet be fully declared free of the disease.

Ebola first emerged in rural Guinea in December 2013, then spread to the country's capital and across borders to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Cases also were reported in Mali, Senegal and Nigeria, though transmission chains there were quickly shut down.

Listen to Premier's Marcus Jones speak to Jeanne Kamara here:

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email