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 President of the National Ebola Survivors Network of Liberia is appealing to journalists in the country to strengthen relationship with survivors.

Speaking during a one-day interactive forum recently at the Conqueror Church along the Bong Mines Road in Kakata, Margibi County, PatrickFaley noted that from the onset, journalists were courteous with survivors through their reportage, but they seem to have forgotten about them.

“Friendly speaking, the journalists have forgotten about us and we depend on journalists to take the proper information to the international community or even the national government because the issue of Ebola is not just about the national government; it should claim the attention of the international community. So we want a cordial relationship between the journalists and the survivors”, he pleaded.

According to him, survivors in Montserrado and other parts of Liberia are about 40 to 60 percent ahead of the Ebola survivors in West Africa. Mr. Faley narrated that he went to Sierra Leone and was elected president of Ebola survivors in West Africa, adding that he has conducted a survey and knows what is happening to survivors in Montserrado, Margibi and other parts of Liberia.

According to him, in order to build a strong relationship, journalists should provide accurate information about survivors.

By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. from Margibi – Edited by Jonathan Browne

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