A Liberian base philanthropic organization is commanding efforts of the international community, especially the United States Government, World Health Organization, Medicine Sans Frontieres, and the Samaritan’s Purse for their supportive role in combating the Ebola virus in the country.
According to a press statement issued in Monrovia, the organization is seeking the welfare of destitute, homeless, abandoned and abused people, including old folks to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The statement said the government should not rely entirely on international partners alone to fight, but put drastic actions in place to buttress their efforts in eradicating the disease.
The Executive Director of Charity Liberia, Gideon Wolova, said the response from the international community is quite timely, as the virus poses serious threat to global health and economic growth in the country and the entire West Africa.
He said the international community is continuing to provide all it takes to eradicate the Ebola virus, adding, “We must applaud them as the government lacks greater capacity to fight the disease.”
He praised President Obama for committing 3000 military personal to Liberia towards strengthening the fight in eliminating the desperate Ebola virus, noting that it also reflects the long standing historical ties between Liberia and the United States.
Meanwhile, Mr. Wolova is calling on Liberians to desist from harmful and cultural practices which may serve as potential threats to combating the virus from the country. He said continuation of practices such washing dead bodies of infected relatives and holding burial ceremonies will only worsen the situation.
According to him, since the initial stage of the outbreak, Charity Liberia has embarked on an outreach initiative, providing basic education on the prevention of the virus, while appealing to the government, and nongovernmental organizations to extend support to abandoned folks as they are vulnerable to the disease.