Health Advocacy Group Wants GOL Improves Its Ebola Response

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The National Health Advocacy Network of Liberia (NHANL) has called on the Liberian Government to focus on improving responses on the removal and burial of bodies.

The group also urged the GOL to trace people who have made contacts with infected persons.

The National Coordinator of the NHANL, Mark Marvey, spoke to newsmen Monday at his Sinkor offices.

Marvey said his organization has encouraged the government to prioritize the re-opening of health facilities in order to avoid preventable deaths and maternal mortality.

“Recognizing the positive roles communities can play in especially reporting suspected cases and in contact tracing, NHANL have called on community members to assume the responsibility of providing information to relevant structures so as to limit the spread of this killer disease,” they said.

He also called on the government to decentralize the responses to Ebola cases, open treatment centers in other parts of the country and provide logistics including ambulances in order to make responses timely.

The NHANL boss stated that it is shameful to politicize the health crisis, especially with the donation of buckets with the names of individuals who are already known contestants of the impending mid-term Senatorial elections.

Meanwhile, Marvey has condemned the West Point shooting, which resulted into the death of little Shaki Kamara. Marvey termed it as reckless and called on the government to hold the culprits to account and to do everything to prevent the death of another citizen.

“NHANL entreats all Liberians in spite of our different political persuasions to get and stay engaged in this fight until this scourge is contained and stamped out,’” he said.

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