Save The Children Dedicates 2nd CCC In Gibi
The Area Manager of Save the Children International, (SCI) has given the assurance of his organization of continuous support towards the Ebola fight in Liberia until the virus is totally eradicated.
Mr. Emmanuel Tanmbi-saaTamba said Save the Children International will remain engaged with the Liberian government and its partners to ensure that Liberia is Ebola-free and that its health care delivery system is revived.
According to the Liberia News Agency, Mr. Tamba made the statement over the week end in Worhn, Gibi District in Upper Margibi County at the dedication of the second Community Care Center, CCC.
Mr. Tamba said the building of Community Care Centers in Margibi County and the county health team along with the county Ebola Task Force will now be in a better position to contain the Ebola virus disease that has claimed the lives of so many Liberians including health workers.
He said the community Care Center is the second of ten that is to be constructed throughout Margibi County but was for now constructing two depending on the situation and will continue with the construction of the remaining eight.
The capacity of each of the Community Care Centers in Margibi County will comprise of 30 beds of which 20 will be suspected cases and 10 for confirmed cases as well and each of these centers will be ran by Save the Children International, SCI under strict adherence to international infection, prevention care (IPC) standards.
The building of Community Care Centers in the county is intended to allow suspected persons and confirmed persons with the virus to have access to their families, friends and loved ones while they undergo treatment.
While there, they will take specimen of the suspected persons for test and at the same time be receiving treatment until it is confirmed that they do have Ebola.
He also noted that Ebola has put stress and pain on Liberians and their international partners but will emerge stronger after the eradication of the Ebola virus disease adding “adversity makes friendship stronger but after the Ebola, it will definitely make it stronger”.
Gibi District have had over 40 cases of Ebola since the outbreak of the deadly disease in the country in early March of this year.
In remarks, the Acting County Health Officer of Margibi County, Dr. Adolphus Yeiah thanked Save the Children International for the level of intervention in the Ebola fight in Margibi County.
Dr. Yeiah noted that since the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease, EVD in Margibi County, Save the Children International has always been at the forefront in responding to the many cries of the county health team and the county administration of Margibi County.
He further stated that if there was any international partner that would be willing at all time in addressing the dire medical needs of the people of Margibi County, he will not fail to name Save the Children International as one of the many partners that will take that position in doing so.
Also speaking on behalf of the Superintendent of Margibi County, John Buway, the County Inspector, Tarr Sackie commended Save the Children International for its continuous support to the people of Margibi County in their time of needs especially during the Ebola outbreak.
Mr. Sackie said the people of Margibi County will always remain very thankful to Save the Children International for their support and cooperation in helping to fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease in their county.
At the end of the Community Care cCnter dedicatory ceremony, the county health team gowned and certificated several institutions and individuals for their invaluable services to the people of Margibi County for ensuring that they receive the requisite attention from government’s international partners.
Cutting the ribbons to the Community Care Center, the Commissioner of Gibi District, Amos Boyer, congratulated Save the Children International for their pivotal role in ensuring the building of the CCC for the people of his district.
He however said he will remain very prayerful not to see any of his citizens being carried to the Community Care Center for Ebola treatment.
Those certificated included the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, Save the Children International Area Manager, Emmanuel Tanmbi-saaTamba among others.