By Edwin G. Wandah
The Chinese ETU at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville has embarked on massive training of trainers’ workshop of Liberians against the deadly Ebola virus.
During a one day interactive workshop to several Liberians, two high profile personnel from the People’s Liberation Army, representing the Chinese Government gave a detail on the causes of the Ebola virus, statistical analysis on the current health condition of the Liberian people and a demonstration of the seven steps in hand-washing.
Making an indepth overview of the causes of the Ebola virus, and how it affects the human body, mainly, the human immune system, YANGA Yonghua of the PLA explained that since the virus surfaced in Zaire, the Congo, it has spread rapidly to other parts of Africa, with the three Mano River Union Countries, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone becoming the latest countries to experience what is now considered as the world’s worst case so far.
Yonghua further stated that although, there is no cure for the virus yet, but warned against any form of closed body contact and complacency which according to him, could lead to a risk in people contracting the deadly Ebola virus.
For her part, YANG Haiwei elaborated more on the seven steps in the washing of hands. Madam YANG, who is also a member of the PLA called on Liberians and foreign nationals in the country to thoroughly wash their hands to avoid any form of contacting the deadly virus.
According to her, Liberians should see the need of hand-washing as an important form to at least one of the methods in the prevention of the virus. She further that in her country China, washing hands is compulsory as it is been taught in the home by parents and also in public places and even in learning places too.
For his part, the proprietor of the G. Edwin Bryant Academy, which comprises of the Prince of Wales, the Bright Stone Academy; G. Edwin Bryant and the G. Edwin Bryant Mission in Grand Bassa County lauded the Chinese Embassy for the numerous work she continues to carry out in the country, most especially, with the empowerment of Liberians and her contribution to the development of infrastructures in the country.