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IHME Predicts More Deaths, If…

MONROVIA, October 16 (LINA) – An official of WaterAid Liberia and Sierra Leone has said statistics show that more Liberians are slated to die from other diseases if less attention is paid on normal health service provision amidst the Ebola crisis.

The Acting Team Leader of WaterAid Liberia and Sierra Leone, Chuchu Selma, said the information was based on an estimate from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.

According to Selma, “11,849 of our people will die this year in our country because of diarrhea and pneumonia, both of which we can help to tackle through hand washing with soap.”

A release issued Wednesday on Global Hand Washing Day quotes Selma as observing that the Day “is a great opportunity for us to get the message out that we can help to protect ourselves and our families through regular hand washing with soap.

He hoped that Liberians and foreign residents will continue to prioritize hand washing even after the Ebola crisis, as it is done now.

Also speaking at the program held in the Monrovia suburb of Matadi, the Executive Director of the United Youth for Peace, Education, Transparency and Development in Liberia, Timothy Kpeh called on Liberians to make hand washing a regular practice to remain healthy.

Meanwhile, the Liberian Government has been urged to establish the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Commission to demonstrate that the government wants Liberians and foreign residents to have access to improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
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