World Bank Group and the Liberian Government in partnership with the Government of Japan is expected today to launch a project to address the psychological effects of Liberia's Ebola crisis and to promote psychosocial health in the country.
The project, Supporting Psychosocial Health and Resilience in Liberia, is funded by Japan through the Japanese Social Development Fund (JSDF), a trust fund administered by the World Bank.
Carter Center, an American based organization, will implement the three-year project, which is expected to reach approximately 18,000 beneficiaries in Montserrado and Margibi counties.
The launching program will be attended by Madam Inguna Dobraja, World Bank Country Manager for Liberia; Ambassador of Japan, Kaoru Yoshimura, Chief Medical Officer of Liberia, Dr. Bernice Dahn and Carter Center Project Lead for its mental Health Program in Liberia, Dr. Janice Cooper.
The program will be held at the World Bank Liberia Country Office in Congo Town, German Embassy Compound, a statement from the bank’s group declared.