The leadership of the University of Liberia (UL) graduate school comprising, the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and those from the Masters of Public Administration (MPA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, over the weekend led a team of ‘fighters’ whose concerted efforts are aimed at kicking the Ebola virus disease (EVD) completely out of Grand Cape Mount County (GCMC) and the rest of Liberia.
Communities the UL graduate school leadership toured are in Kenema, Tewor District in Grand Cape Mount County, Western Liberia where they also distributed anti-Ebola materials, such as hand-sensitizers, buckets for regular hand washing and nutritional food for those previously afflicted by the disease and other members of the district.
The leadership, which was headed by its president Varney Fahnbulleh, and assisted by the vice president, Alomeza Ennos, and the secretary-general, G. Sylvester Nunner, also created awareness in those communities aimed at avoiding the further spread of the deadly virus.
Items distributed worth over US$5000, the president confirmed when he spoke exclusively to the Daily Observer shortly after they returned from the Cape Mount tour.
Apart from materials distributed and awareness, the UL graduate leadership also educated the inhabitants about safe-burial methods in the wake of the outbreak and informed the communities of how to do proper contact tracing of suspected persons carrying the Ebola virus.
According to Mr. Fahnbulleh, the exercise is aimed at putting an end to any new outbreak in any part of the country, “because, we intend to carry out similar awareness and distribution in Buchanan, Grand Bassa and River Cess Counties in the coming weeks.”
Meanwhile, the Kennema Town Chief, Sensee Freeman, alolng with a team of elders, commended the UL graduate school leadership for the thinking about their district in this critical time of country’s health situation.
He then promised to take advantage of the awareness messages and as well distribute items they received to the most ‘vulnerable’ family members in the district.