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Lofa NGO Raising Ebola Virus Awareness
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Lofa NGO Raising Ebola Virus Awareness
By Korboi Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent

MONROVIA, April 2 (LINA) - A local non-governmental organization, Voinjama District Health and Teachers Workers Association (VDHTA) based in Voinjama District, Lofa County, is leading several youth organizations in the district to sensitize the people on the Ebola virus that hit the area a fortnight ago.

Founded in March 2011, the association comprises teachers and health workers resident in Voinjama District and aims to promote and educate the people, especially the youths, on health and educational issues.

Making the disclosure to the Liberia News Agency via telephone Wednesday, VDHTA Chairman Augustine Coleguwor, said with funding and technical support from the Christian Foundation Ministries International, the association is working with the Lofa County Youth for Community Health Services (LCYCHS) and Vision For Youth In Action (VFYIA) to spread the message on how to prevent the disease.

Mr. Coleguwor said the groups were operating in Boni, Yarmai, and Zogolemai as well as some parts of Quardu Gboni District in Lofa County.

Coleguwor, who is also a health practitioner assigned at the Duogomai-Goila Wolamai clinic in Voinjama District, said they have vowed to help eliminate the virus by educating the people on how it is transmitted.

The health practitioner said more than 3,500 youths and 2,670 adults have been targeted by the anti-Ebola campaign to ensure behavioral change.

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