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Min. Kpadeh Abhors Stigmatizing Liberians Over Ebola Virus
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Deputy Information Minister for Technical Services, Robert Kpadeh





Min. Kpadeh Abhors Stigmatizing Liberians Over Ebola Virus
By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA, October 28 (LINA) -Deputy Information Minister for Technical Services, Robert Kpadeh, has said Liberians resent being stigmatized over the Ebola epidemic and called on people, at home and abroad,  involved in this practice to desist.

Minister Kpadeh described as “unwarranted” reference to Liberia and its people as “the virus.”

“History is clear that people always have to struggle with plagues and Liberia’s health crisis is just a repeat of those historical events. So it is unfair for people to stigmatize the country by calling it or its people a virus,” Kpadeh said.

He made the statement at the Ministry of Information's  daily Ebola press conference held at the ministry on Monday.

Kpadeh reminded those involved in such stigmatization that Liberia is not different from other countries around the world that have struggled to contain the plague and other diseases that led to the death of several people.

Kpadeh then praised the international community and Liberians for the measures  being taken in overcoming the country’s health crisis..

“We are pleased with the resilience our people have shown by standing up with their government and fighting against the Ebola virus. Today, the results from their good fight are showing and e are determined as a people and a nation to overcome the disease,” Kpadeh emphasized.

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