“Ebola Must Go!”…Pres. Sirleaf Buttresses Community Efforts Against Virus
By Morrison O.G. Sayon
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on Monday urged Liberians and residents of the country to join forces and take community initiatives to ensure that Ebola is eradicated from the country. President Sirleaf called on community leaders to continue to work with community dwellers to identify sick people as quickly as possible so that they can be given early treatment.
She made the call yesterday at the Christ Kingdom Harvest Church in New Georgia Signboard, a suburb of the Liberian capital Monrovia where she launched an Ebola initiative dubbed: “Stopping Ebola is Everybody’s Business.” The initiative is a community effort against the spread of the virus.
New Georgia Signboard community has been one of the outstanding communities that stood firmly in containing the deadly Ebola virus disease thus, saving several community members who contracted the virus.
“The government will continue to stand by every community in the country to provide help for them, until Ebola is eradicated,” the Liberian leader pointed out. At the same time, she wants Liberians to make a new commitment to the nation, their communities and friends by protecting themselves to ensure that Ebola is eradicated at all cost.
The program held in the community of New Georgia marks the launch of a new national campaign to unite Liberian citizens and communities to make sure that Ebola is defeated.
The New Georgia Signboard community and the Christ Kingdom Harvest Church managed to save at least six children whose parents died as a result of the Ebola virus.
New Georgia Signboard community with the help of the Church has been instrumental in containing Ebola. The community and the Church are engaged in series of awareness and sensitization campaigns against the virus.
Madam Sirleaf praised the Church and the community for the concerted efforts in fighting Ebola something that led to the survival of several community dwellers.