Gender Minister Julia Duncan-Cassel has called on government agencies and international partners to educate Liberian women about the Ebola virus to help prevent the spread of the disease.
Minister Cassell made the call last Tuesday, September 16, when the Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC) launched an Ebola Awareness Campaign for youths to train marketers about the preventive measures against Ebola in several markets and communities in Monrovia and its environs.
The brief, but anti-Ebola-packed message ceremony was held at the Rally Time Market on UN Drive.
She underscored the pivotal role women play in the home as caretakers of the family, adding that training them is critical in efforts to eradicate the Ebola virus disease (EVD) from Liberia.
According to Minister Cassell, if women are educated and trained about the signs and symptoms of the Ebola virus, they will help to spread the preventive messages in their respective homes, communities, and thereby contribute to containing the disease.
In a remark, the Coordinator of the ABIC, Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh said the Ebola awareness campaign starting from the market is critical for the growth of the Liberian economy.
The ABIC is run on the basis to unite women to lift the world with the latest intention to stop the Ebola’s denial and to join the fight against the EVD together.
She stressed that market women are people who encounter so many customers from every sector of society, noting that if they acquire the relevant knowledge about Ebola and take the necessary measures to prevent it, the spread of the disease will be contained.
“Liberian women have been instrumental in resolving several challenges that the country has been through over the years and their participation in the fight against Ebola will make tremendous gains to eradicate the deadly disease from Liberia,” she added.