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NTCL, GC Hold Body Swapping Awareness In Bassa
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NTCL, GC Hold Body Swapping Awareness In Bassa
By Johnson Bobby Liway, LINA Grand Bassa County Correspondent

BUCHANA, October 23 (LINA) - The National Traditional Council of Liberia (NTCL) in partnership with Global Communities (GC) has begun a five-day body swapping awareness in districts across Grand Bassa County.

The exercise began Friday and is aimed at informing traditional leaders about the importance of body swapping and how it helps to reduce the spread of diseases in the country.

Speaking to the Liberia News Agency in Buchanan Friday, the Special Assistant to the Coordinator of the NTCL and head of delegation, Elizabeth Chideyou, observed that causes of deaths at most health facilities are not established before burial.

She believes this is responsible for the spread of diseases among family and community members.

Madam Chideyou disclosed that experts from GC will now be responsible to collect saliva from the tongues or teeth of dead people and run tests to establish the cause of death and later report findings to their family members.

Chideyou explained that there have been speculations surrounding the exercise among members of the Council who claimed that the doctors were extracting the tongues and teeth of dead bodies for ritualistic purposes “Our Job will be strictly professional and not ritualistic,” she clarified.

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