UNICEF Teams, Supplies in Areas Affected by New Ebola Cases

first_imgResponding to Liberia’s first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, UNICEF has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under quarantine, hygiene kits, chlorine and buckets for hand washing stations.In Margibi County, where the body of a 17 year-old boy tested positive for the virus on 29 June, UNICEF social mobilization teams are already on the ground conducting door-to-door awareness campaigns on Ebola prevention, to minimize the risk of further infections and to protect and assist those affected. “There was always a risk that Ebola would return to Liberia. Now we have to put everything we have into getting back to zero cases,” said Sheldon Yett, UNICEF’s Representative in Liberia. “The speed of the response to these cases shows that no one has let their guard down.” In the coming days, the school that the victim attended will be decontaminated, new hygiene stations will be put in place, and soap and chlorine distributed. Hand washing stations provided by UNICEF were positioned at the entrance of all schools in Liberia when they re-opened after a six-month closure in February. UNICEF has worked with local authorities to keep them in place following the declaration on May 9 that the country was free from Ebola transmission. UNICEF is also working with the government to ensure measures such as the taking of students’ temperatures when they arrive are in place. “Liberia would not have been declared Ebola free in May without the knowledge and initiative of communities,” said Yett. “Those communities are again at the forefront of reinvigorated efforts to ensure that there are no new cases of this disease here.” In neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, new infections continue to be reported, though in much lower numbers than at the peak of the outbreak. In the week ending June 28, 12 new cases of Ebola were recorded in Guinea and eight in Sierra Leone, a press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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America lucky I didn’t come 10 years ago, would have become President: Ibrahimovic

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has grabbed headlines yet again but not for scoring a spectacular goal, like he usually does, but for his comments, the other thing that he is extremely famous for.The Swedish superstar moved to the Major League Soccer in the United States of America earlier this year and has already taken the league by storm. He currently plays for LA Galaxy – signing a day after Manchester United released him from his contract.Since the move, Ibrahimovic has scored 12 goals in his first 15 games while also providing two assists. The now 36-year-old Ibrahimovic trails the MLS’s leading goal scorer, Atlanta’s Josef Martinez (who has 22) by just 10 goals, having played seven fewer matches.When Ibrahimovic was asked how he has changed America’s football culture, he said, “I don’t know if I have changed, I just keep doing my job. They are lucky I didn’t come 10 years ago because I would have been President today.”While Ibrahimovic’s comment may sound spectacular like he almost always does, it is not possible as only an American citizen or someone born on US soil or an overseas territory of the country can become the President of the United States of America.In an earlier interview with CNN back in 2016, incidentally before Donald Trump became President, Ibrahimovic was asked to finish the sentence: “Donald Trump is…”Ibrahimovic replied with, “I don’t care.”On Monday, Ibrahimovic paid a visit to Manchester United’s pre-season preparations in Los Angeles. He attended the open training session at UCLA and later, while speaking to the reporters, he said he was impressed by what he saw.advertisement”I’ve been watching United train and I see a lot of quality — not quality like me, but it’s okay,” Ibrahimovic posted on Instagram.”Great to see the guys again, and to see them happy. Be ready for this season because something special will happen. The boss has something going on so we’ll keep that a secret.”Good luck and I wish you all the best.”last_img read more

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