Liberian Government Receives Approval for the Use of Experimental Drug on Two Liberian Doctors undergoing Treatment for Ebola Virus Disease

Tuesday, 12th August 2014

Monrovia, Liberia - The Liberian Government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US-FDA) for the use of the experimental serum on two Liberian medical doctors who are struggling for their lives after contracting the deadly ebola virus disease.

 

According an Executive Mansion clarification, Doctors Zukunis Ireland and Abraham Borbor, who contracted the disease while attending to patients, including a late colleague, gave written consent for the drug to be administered to them. The consent was given to the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Maker by the affected doctors through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

 

The FDA’s approval is to allow the drug maker send the experimental drug to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare only for use on the two doctors. The drugs should be in the country within the next 48 hours.