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  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf arrives to speak to villagers about precautions against Ebola virus outside Ganta, Liberia, October 7, 2014.

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf arrives to speak to villagers about precautions against Ebola virus outside Ganta, Liberia, October 7, 2014. | Photo: Reuters.

Published 11 December 2014

The Liberian president encourages the entire nation to intensify efforts to contain the disease by the end of year, 2014. 

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf launched "Ebola Must Go!! Ebola is Everybody's Business," campaign at the Christ Kingdom Harvest Church in the New Georgia community this week. Sirleaf celebrated the country's progress in preventing the spread of Ebola, however she noted that the disease continues to maintain its presence in the country.

At the event, Sirleaf said that the nationwide "No New Cases Campaign" is aimed at eradicating Ebola from Liberia by the end of the year.

The Liberian leader noted, "We all have to intensify our efforts to travel that very difficult last mile," and quoted someone saying, "To go from 100 to 90 is hard but to go from 10 to 0 is even harder."

She continued, "We must all be committed to say Ebola must go,"

President Sirleaf said everybody knows that "Ebola Is Real" and we've now passed that stage. "Now we must highlight that "Ebola Must Go", she said, adding, "this is why I am joining this community that has been such a strong group in fighting Ebola. We are launching it in a place where they have made a difference."

The Liberian leader encouraged everyone to make a pledge to fight the Ebola virus.

She pledged: "I, citizen Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, pledge to protect myself, my family and community because Ebola must go and stopping Ebola is everybody's business."

The venue for the launch, Christ Kingdom Harvest Church, was selected due to its role in fighting the Ebola virus. The church has organized with the community to share information and prevent the disease from spreading. 

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