Nyenswah Advises Nimbaians

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Deputy Minister of Health and Head of Ebola Incidence Management Team, Tolbert Nyenswah, has called on residents of Nimba County to remain vigilant despite the remarkable gains Liberia has made, leading to our being declared Ebola-transmission-free.
He gave the admonition at program that marked the celebration of Ebola-Free Nimba, held in Sanniquellie on June 24.
Being vigilant required putting into practice all the preventive measures, including continuous hand washing and reporting sick person to medical practitioners, among others.
“Remaining vigilant means you should put all the preventive measures into practice, which involves not touching a dead body, reporting all sick persons to the clinic and continued hand washing all of the time,” he said.
“You need buckets to wash your hands at your business places and in your homes because your neighboring countries are still fighting the deadly disease,” he added.
He urged Liberians not to panic because of Ebola in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone as all mechanisms were being put into place in Liberia to curb Ebola at any time.
“Don’t be afraid, because Ebola is still in Guinea and Sierra Leone; for our doctors at the borders with these countries are on the alert. This is why we have ensured that most of our ETUs at the borderlines have remained open, so as to combat Ebola at anytime,” he added.
The Nimba County Ebola Task Force, as parts of activities observing the end of Ebola, certificated over 85 institutions and over 300 individuals for their roles in combating Ebola during the time Liberia was under attack by the deadly virus last year and earlier this year.
The Ebola end celebration was “very symbolic, because the Nimba County Task Force on the first day of the celebration on Wednesday, June 23, unveiled a monument in memorial to those who lost their lives and those who contributed immensely to the fight.
The program began with a parade through the principal streets of Sanniquellie on June 24, followed by an indoor program, which was climaxed by sporting activities between the Nimba County Health Team and Partners and the NGOs operating in the county.
Also, the head of the Nimba County Health Team, Dr. Collins Saar Bowah, urged Nimbaians to remain vigilant saying, “It is not yet over, until it is over, because our sister countries are still being afflicted and our hearts are still beating for them.”

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