The founder and executive director of the Tommy Foundation has encouraged Ebola survivors across Liberia to remain united in their respective communities. Mr. Cooper Tommy said Ebola survivors must always be united so that the smile that disappeared from their faces could be restored.
According to the UNDP statistics, the Ebola outbreaks in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone took away 11,315 lives, including doctors and other medical personnel. Speaking to Ebola survivors over the weekend, Mr. Tommy vowed to do anything necessary to improve the living standard of survivors and put smile on their faces.
Also speaking to this paper, some Ebola survivors called on government to come to their aid. Ms Yamah Blam narrated that since she was brought home by the Ministry of Health, the authorities have abandoned her.
Mr. Tommy said Liberians won the fight against Ebola, but what is even more important as a nation is to avoid further outbreaks.He said this can only be achieved if Liberians work together as one people with the goal to support Ebola survivors in the communities, stressing the integration of Ebola survivors into society without discrimination is a vital move to achieving this goal.
According to him, survivors have faced many challenges, including fighting the virus so they should not be discriminated against in their respective communities.
By Bridgett Milton-Edited by Jonathan Browne