A non-governmental organization under the banner “Each One Save One” has launched an Ebola awareness campaign in Pekins town community, Montserrado County.
The Chief Executive Officer for the group, Sheikh A. Kouyateh, said the campaign is intended to educate residents how to prevent themselves from contracting the Ebola virus.
The Ebola outbreak, which started from neighboring Guinea early this year, has posed serious economic threat to the sub-region plus the loss of many lives, including health workers, nurses and medical doctors.
Mr. Kouyateh said during the awareness exercise, the group donated sanitizers to the community and warned residents not to touch dead bodies, directing them to report all deaths to the Ebola response team.
He also urged the residents to practicalize the knowledge acquired from the awareness to keep safe from Ebola. The chief of the community, Abdnala Sawray, thanked the group for the awareness campaign on Ebola, which he said is the first ever in the area.
Chief Sawray said from the awareness, they have learned a lot about how to prevent the virus, saying that since the outbreak, the community has been left alone in terms of awareness and Ebola materials, but thanks to Each One Save One.