“We Are Going to Face a New Brain Drain”

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The senior pastor of the Grace Baptist Church, Rev. Jenkins Jorgbor, has predicted that, Liberia will face a new brain drain if “we do not fight together in eradicating the deadly Ebola from  Liberia.”

At the launch of Ebola prevention awareness on Sunday, held at the Church compound in Bardnersville, Rev. Jorgbor said, the government alone cannot fight Ebola but rather, the  joint efforts by all  Liberians.

“We as children,” he said,  “need to put our hands around the Government of Liberia, if we are to combat the virus in Liberia soon. If God created the disease, then  we can kill it,” he averred.

According to Mr. Jorgbor, “Taking into  consideration the number of trained nurses, doctors and professionals Liberia has already lost from this epidemic,” he predicted,  “Liberia will suffer  another brain drain if we don’t put into place the mechanisms to curtail Ebola.” 

He explained that it takes so many years to train doctors, nurses and other professional people that the deadly Ebola virus has taken away, he declared.  “We have to fight with every thing to ensure that Liberia is free of the epidemic.”

According to him, Liberians should put all their undivided attention to fighting the deadly Ebola virus, as the disease was destroying lives, including doctors, nurses and other good people.

Also speaking at the program, Rev. John Sumo from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, said that since its outbreak, the virus has  taken away the women, children, mothers and health workers. 

He also attributed the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country to change of location by people suspected of the virus and the issue of secret burial of Ebola victims.

Rev. Sumo said, “There is a need for us to continue to pray for all of our health practitioners as they seriously risk their lives to save their patients. The disease is increasing by hour and on the daily basis and  destroying lives every day.”

He urged communities in the fight of combating the deadly Ebola virus to include health workers due to what he termed “basic knowledge of prevention” and continue  to observe the measures that have been put in place to avoid contracting the epidemic.

The chief launcher of the Ebola prevention and awareness, Amelia G. T. Gaye, said it was  important for church and communities to get involved in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

She said, “We have the responsibility to fight the Ebola virus as church and as citizens of Liberia. We continue to hear the alarming deaths rate in Liberia, especially among  our doctors, nurses and other professionals people,” she said.

Mrs. Gaye expressed thanks and appreciation to members of the church for their support toward the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia as well as their prayers since the outbreak.

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