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ECOWAS Preparing For Future Ebola Outbreaks – Official
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ECOWAS Preparing For Future Ebola Outbreaks – Official

By Ballah M. Kollie

MONROVIA, December 8 (LINA) –The ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Dr. Fatimata Dia Sow, has disclosed that the commission is in a partnership discussion in charting preparedness measures that will deal with challenges posed by Ebola should it occur again in the region.

She made the disclosure Wednesday at a ceremony during which she presented US$70,000 to Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister Julia Duncan-Cassel to purchase food and non-food items for surviving victims of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

The donation is a result of recommendations by the technical team of the commission for urgent provision of relief materials, including food and non-food items, for survivors of victims of EVD.

It can be recalled that the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) claimed the lives of nearly 5,000 Liberians and foreign residents, while it also left over 9,000 children orphaned.

Madam Sow said as challenges created by EVD remain fresh on the minds of people in the sub-region, it need not relax but rather work in addressing future occurrences.

“We ask you the citizens and our partners not to relax as we believe that to ensure that this experience does not come to us again, we need collective support, information sharing and effective capacity building,” she emphasized.

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