Ebola Must Leave Now!…SHALOM Communicators Vow
Amidst the fight for the total eradication of the Ebola Virus Disease EVD throughout the country, over two hundred communicators from thirty-five communities in the common wealth district of Grand Bassa have vowed to work hard to spread the message among their people.
The Communicators are to be trained by Serving Humanity with Love and an Open Mind SHALOM incorporated in partnership with Equip Liberia under the Ebola Community Action Platform ECAP project that is sponsored by United States Agency for International Development USAID and Mercy Corps.
Grand Bassa County is among counties that were hit by the Ebola Virus Disease since the outbreak in March 2014; the ECAP project is a program that Mercy Corps is implementing with funding from USAID/OFDA which works with the Government of Liberia.
The event according to Madam Pate K. Chon brings together stakeholders in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease on one hand and community leaders and other community stakeholders to reinforce the message of protection and social cohesion in this time of Crisis.
The SHALOM Executive Director also said that it will mark the beginning of their community dialogue as community leaders in Grand Bassa will meet face to face with health team and sticky issues surrounding infection control will be hammered out.
Madam Pate’ K. Chon made the disclosure Wednesday January 7,2015 at the official Launch of the Ebola Community Action Platform ECAP in Buchanan Grand Bassa County.
It can also be recalled President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Launched the Ebola Must Go!!! Campaign in Monrovia appealing to all Locals and international NGO’s to join the campaign for safe Liberia.
SHALOM incorporated in collaboration with Equip Liberia, which is serving a lead organization for a consortium of NGO’s will be implementing in Buchanan staring January 5, 2015.
Madam Chon also appealed to Communicator who has been selected to do the work with their minds for the safety of their communities, family and county.
She also revealed that since the start of SHALOM operation in the county report shows that Bassa for the past sixty days has not reported of any new cases; Madam Chon urged them to maintain that good news by regularly abiding by all the rules set by the Health Ministry.
Also speaking at the official launch of the ECAP project in Bassa, the Acting Executive Director of the Equip Liberia, Roland T. Suomie and his organization will continue to work with all NGOs until Ebola is eradicated from the country.