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12 Ebola survivors presented to West Point elders

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The Active Case Finders providing services in West Point Community have identified 12 survivors from the community and handed them over to the elder council in West Point.

Ministry of Health Community Based Initiative in the West Point Community district 4, organized a meeting to facilitate the establishment of an Ebola Task Force to help mitigate the resurging denial of the Ebola Virus, stigma, and the hiding of sick people.

The effort was made by the Active Case Finders and Contact Tracers of West Point, held with the elder Council, the new Commissioner and the youth of West Point.

During the program, one of the survivors shared his experience in the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU).  This survivor along with his father, are the only members of a family of seven alive today after being infected with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

After seeing and hearing from the survivors during the meeting, elders of West Point pledged their commitment to support the work of Active Case Finders in the Community.

At the end of discussions, each member of the Elder Council was asked to serve as advisor to the Active Case Finders from each of the seven zones in District 4, West Point Community. They also agreed that the Task Force would meet every Tuesday to review Ebola response in West Point and for Active Case Finders to provide feedback.

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