Dr. Olivet Buck Passes Away in Sierra Leone
|Dr. Olivet Buck|
The fourth and only female doctor to have been infected with the virus in Sierra Leone died this morning, according to reports from health authorities in the capital Freetown.
There were moves being made to evacuate her to an Ebola treatment center in Hamburg, Germany, but the request made by the country's authorities to the World Health Organization ( WHO ) to sponsor her evacuation had been turned down. The WHO had opted instead to help her get the most advanced level of care right in Sierra Leone and had not ruled out the use of experimental drugs.
Unfortunately, the doctor did not survive the outbreak and joins three other doctors Dr. Khan, Dr. Cole and Dr Rogers as the fourth physician victim of this terrible scourge.
We will continue to pray for her family and the country and hope that God guides the country's leaders to find a way out of this Ebola death trap.
We will keep on hoping that our leaders always keep the following statements from the Scriptures in mind; "What does it pay a man, to gain the world and lose his soul?