The County Health Officer and Co-chair of the Bomi Taskforce on Ebola, Dr. G. Gorbee Logan, is calling on the national government and partners to help support over 24 Bomi children who have been made orphans by Ebola.
Speaking over the weekend in the Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Dr. Logan said these orphans were currently with the social council team of the county.
“We are calling on the government and partners, including the international ones, to help provide the necessary support for these children who have lost either one or both parents to Ebola.”
According to the County Co-chair on Ebola, there is need for the government and other partners to ensure that these orphans are properly taken care of, including feeding.
“We continue to deal with some serious problems in the county. We have some people that lost between five and eight deaths per family to Ebola. We have to provide care for these orphans to ensure that we do not also lose them, too.”
The Co-chair through the county Taskforce provided LD5,000 for each of the Ebola surviving orphans. This amount goes for food and non-food items. He called on the community to be more robust in combating the deadly Ebola virus.