In support of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, Each One Save One International has trained 80 West Pointers in an effort to help contain the spread of the terrible epidemic in the area.
Speaking last Friday at the training exercise in the Township of West Point, the Commissioner of West Point, Miatta Haja Flowers, said this is a clear indication that the people of West Point are ready to help contain the spread of the virus in the township and Liberia at large.
“This is a milestone for the people of West Point to gather here today for this training exercise in support of government’s efforts to curtail the spread of the disease. We will continue to work with all of our partners and the government to ensure that Ebola is
According to her, with the efforts of the community and individuals providing the preventive messages and the training of community dwellers in the wake of national
health crisis, the virus would be contained as well as eradicated in a short time from Liberia.
In his remarks, the national coordinator of the organization, J. Marcus Weah, said Each One Save One is intended to help the community and Liberia at large to combat the deadly Ebola virus and provide some urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the community.
According to the national coordinator, ‘We have decided to go from district to district to help our people in educating them on the usages of the anti-Ebola materials and also provide them with an assortment of items as a way of containing the disease.
Mr. Weah also presented five barrels of anti-Ebola hand-wash, five cartons of Clorox and five cartons of tide-soap to Commissioner Flowers to be placed at public gatherings or other places for the use of residents.
The training of the West Pointers brought together three facilitators who spoke on the preventive measures of the deadly Ebola virus as well as the proper use of detergents in avoiding other diseases.
One of the facilitators, Harrietta K. Bah, urged the participants to focus on washing hands as described by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and teaching other people in the community.
Also speaking, the sponsor of the Each One Save One International in combating Ebola, Sheikh A. Kouyateh, warned the general public not to use Ebola to make money. “If you use Ebola to make money, it is not good for Liberia,” he stated.
He urged the leadership and community dwellers of West Point to help support the fight against the Ebola virus, stating, “We can win this fight together.”