OSIWA Donates to ELWA Ebola Center

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With the dire needs of Ebola centers to get more support  from local and international partners to carry out smoothly  their operations, the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has donated several items, including used  clothes, lappas, bed sheets, chlorine and disinfectants, to ELWA Ebola Center II.

The donation was made last Friday.

Speaking during the donation ceremony in Monrovia, the country director for Liberia OSIWA, Madam Massa Crayton, her organization’s  donation came about as an effort to help eradicate the Ebola disease in the country.

She said she understood that Ebola is being kicked out of the country, noting that the cases are reducing. At the same time, however, everyone should join in the fight against the killer disease.

“We decided to donate these items to help fight the disease because OSIWA is an organization that takes  initiatives.”

She called on all Liberians global partners to help fight the disease and save the country from the disaster.

The manager of ELWA Ebola Center II, Mr. Nathaniel Dovillie, expressed  appreciation to OSIWA for the support which the organization continues to give in the fight against Ebola. He recalled that OSIWA recently donated a Toyota Pickup to the health Ministry in the fight against the virus.

The ELWA ETU II center had  been working tirelessly in making sure that patients who get to the Ebola center receive better treatment and make sure that more lives are saved.

“We are now reporting empty beds and there are not enough patients in the Ebola center.

Mr.Dovellie gave the OSIWA delegation the good news that 15 persons were being discharged last Friday or Saturday.

He said the center had discharge nine Ebola survivors last week and there were 48 cases of Ebola in the center as of Friday.  The center is doing all it can to release more survivors shortly.

OSIWA follows the development of open societies by supporting and building partnerships with local and regional groups that promote inclusive democratic governance, transparency and accountability, and active citizenship.

The organization helped create and spin off the West Africa Civil Society Institute, a pioneering institution dedicated to building and strengthening civil society organizations. The initiative also supports public education and awareness-raising activities on human rights issues, natural resources management, and freedom of information. 

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is active in 10 countries in the region (Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone) and focuses on law, justice and human rights, and economic and political governance.

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