Gender Ministry Enables Bassa Women to Curtail Ebola Spread

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The Ministry of Gender and Development (MOD) has provided the women of Grand Bassa County a consignment of Ebola preventive materials and assorted items to enable them to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the county.

The Gender Coordinator in the county, Madam Netty Doepoe, who received the donations, told the Daily Observer at her Buchanan office that the items have been distributed among the women leaders of various communities including   Pipeline, Peace Island and New Buchanan.  Women in Development, Civil Society Organization, Korduah, Big Joe Town Women’s Group were also among the groups receiving the items.

According to Madam Doepoe, the Ebola preventive materials included buckets, powder soap, clorox, sanitizers, bath and laundry soap.

She said other assorted items included several bags of rice, pampers, lucozade, baby milk, rice cereal for children, vitamins, sanitary pads and energy biscuits.

Madam Doepoe said she received the donations on September 18 from the Gender Ministry headed by Minister Julia Duncan-Cassell who is former Superintendent of Grand Bassa County.   

She said the items, which were distributed the following day, arrived just in time.  She said she cautioned the recipients to distribute the items to those that were in need in their communities and urged them to avoid what she called “picking and choosing,” so all community dwellers could benefit.

The Grand Bassa County Gender Coordinator commended the Ministry of Gender and Development for the gesture.

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