Members of Rhode Island’s Liberian community are cheering news that the last Ebola patient in Liberia has been released. But many remain concerned about the future of Liberia.
Matthew Kai is the leader of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Providence. His congregation is primarily Liberian. Kai led them through months of anxiety at the height of the Ebola outbreak. He says things have quieted down since then… but now he fears world aid will evaporate
A Rhode Island doctor has just returned from Liberia where for three months he trained health care workers fighting the deadly Ebola virus. Dr. Timothy Flanigan is one of several Rhode Islanders who have traveled to the West African nation to fight the disease that the World Health Organization estimates to have killed some 6500 people.
Shortly after arriving back home, he sat down with me to talk about what he saw and where he sees hope.
Nursing homes across Rhode Island will be collecting donations to help fight Ebola in West Africa. That’s because, the state’s nursing home association recognized a need to help its large community of West African workers.
Hospitals have gotten most of the attention when it comes to Ebola preparedness. But at a recent hearing for state lawmakers, questions were raised about the readiness of community-based health care providers to deal with the threat.