Donates Several Anti-Ebola Items in Margibi County – By: WASH R&E “Media” Network – An American Faith based Charity, Living Water International has presented several assorted anti Ebola items to various institutions, religious groups and communities in Margibi County.
The donation according to the Acting Country Director of Living Water International-Liberia, Pastor Austin Nyaplue is in response to a national call by government and partners to fight the Ebola virus.
The Acting Country Director asserted that due to the crucial nature of the outbreak, his organization is adjusting its focus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programs to the fight against the Ebola virus.
He said his entity will remain supportive of efforts of government and partners in combating the virus, especially in areas of their operations.
Pastor Nyaplue said Living Water International as a Christian organization sees the Ebola virus as a threat against the existence of mankind, and as such the Charity will not stand by and see this virus weep out humanity.
The Acting Country Director was speaking Monday in Kakata, Margibi county at the start of donation to the County’s Health Team, on the Compound of the C.H. Rennie Hospital.
He assured the County’s Health Team that Living Water will do all it can to provide the necessary support to combat the virus.
Receiving the items, the Acting County Health Officer, Dr. Aldophus Yeiah thanked Living Water International for the gesture, describing it as timely for infection control.
Dr. Yeiah said the items will buttress the County Health Team in putting place a better mechanism in the fight against Ebola.
He said the donation from Living Water International was not a surprise because the Charity has been in the vanguard of providing improved water and sanitation services in the county.
Speaking on behalf of the Health Ministry, Assistant Health Minister, Dr. Saye Baawo said there was a compelling need to support the respond against Ebola, commanding Living Water International for the timely intervention.
Dr. Baawo further disclosed that there are so many needs the county team has to effectively deal with in fighting the Ebola outbreak, and admitted that intervention of Living Water International-Liberia is indeed helpful.
He praised the Charity for the donation and called on other partners to emulate the example of Living Water International, especially business institutions in the county.
Dr. Baawo disclosed that over the past weeks several measures were put in place to facilitate efforts aimed at containing the virus.
The assistant health minister and technical assistant to the county’s health team named the putting in place of a Strategy Team and Call Center where residents in the county call and inform the County Health Team about reported Ebola cases as part of efforts combat the outbreak.
Living Water International-Liberia puts the value of the items to over 10,000 United States dollars with more 29 communities, 44 Churches and two medical institutions in Gibi and Kakata Districts benefiting.
Beneficiaries of the donation also include the C.H. Rennie Hospital, Kakata Central Prison, and Worhn Medical facility among others.
The items include Clorox, Dettol, Buckets, Hand Wash Soap, and Soap Powder amongst others.