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Health Official: "Pay Attention To Traumatized Non-Ebola Persons"
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Health Official: "Pay Attention To Traumatized Non-Ebola Persons"

By Winnie Dixon/LINA

MONROVIA, February 23 (LINA) – A health official has underscored the need for adequate action to de-traumatize people who were not affected by the Ebola virus in the post-Ebola recovery plan.

The head of the Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority, David Sumo, observed that as a consequence of the devastation wreaked by Ebola, people have been exposed to high level of stress, and as such, they need to heal their wounds should be paramount.

Sumo made the call Monday at the regular Information Ministry daily Ebola briefing held at the ministry on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

“As we witness a slowdown in the rate of infections and number of deaths, we must begin to re-think the de-traumatization aspect of the most affected communities and homes, because the hurt they bear is as immeasurable as the trauma they went through,” he stressed.

According to Sumo, Ebola survivors are not the only victims of trauma, and as such, it is still more important to operate from the framework of extreme emergency, rather than normally.

The Ebola epidemic broke out in March 2014 and claimed hundreds of lives in the country, including health workers.


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