In support of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, the United Nations (UN) Women yesterday donated several anti-Ebola materials to the Ministry of Gender and Development (MOGD).
The national project manager of Women’s Economic Rights and Livelihoods, Ramon Garway, who presented the anti-Ebola materials, said this was the organization ways of contributing to the fight against the virus.
Mr. Garway said, as part of the UN in Liberia and as a strategic partner to the Gender’s Ministry, the UN Women is supporting Gender and Development Ministry with supplies for communities affected by the Ebola virus.
According to him, UN Women will continue to provide communities with anti-Ebola material especially those affected by the outbreak of the epidemic, including women and girls throughout Liberia.
“These efforts are part of the United Nations Women in Liberia several international organization supports, including both technical and logistical supports in combating the epidemic.”
He said, “The UN Women’s donation to the fight against contains several cartoons of sanitizers, boxes of Clorox, chlorine, buckets and hundreds of bottles of mineral water.”
According to Mr. Garway, the UN Women along with the Ministry of Gender and Development is working with its network of women organizations around Liberia to prevent the spread of the virus and respond to the needs of women and girls affected.
He further explained that UN Women is a UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, especially those affected in such a national health crisis.
As a global champion for women and girls, the UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting women and girls needs worldwide.
He assured the Minister of Gender and Development, Julia Duncan Cassell of supporting communities through the Ministry.
Receiving the items, Minister Julia Duncan Cassell expressed thanks and appreciation to the UN Women’s efforts in supporting the Ministry and working with affected communities in containing the virus.
She explained, “On Friday, the Ministry will conduct training of trainers workshop for women in supporting the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
“We will train heads of organizations and expect them to go beck in their various communities to provide training also,” she said.
According to the Gender Minister, the Ministry is carrying out a Jehovah witness campaign to combating the Ebola virus, adding that, “We will be giving good packages to our community women and ensure that Ebola is contained.”