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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaAn Ebola survivor inspects the supplies she received from UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has provided more than 250 mattresses and personal hygiene kits for Ebola survivors, mainly women and girls, including widows in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties.

The items were presented last week to the County Health teams of Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties by Dr. Philderald Pratt, UNFPA Assistant Representative and Ms. Patricia Jallah-Scott, UNFPA Gender Programme Officer, respectively.

Speaking in Tubmanburg, Bomi County during the presentation of the items to the Bomi County Health Team, UNFPA Assistant Representative Dr. Philderald Pratt said Ebola survivors; particularly women and girls need special care. “We all know the physical and psychological impact of Ebola on survivors as well as family members. Restoring some dignity to these survivors is what UNFPA is devoted to be a part of”, Dr. Pratt said.

He also used the occasion to present a consignment of reproductive health kits and 66 pieces of solar powered light to the Bomi County Health Team for use among health facilities in the county. He said the donation of the reproductive health kits which are for the treatment of rape, clean and safe delivery of pregnant women, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, STIs is part UNFPA’s support to the restoration of basic health services in the country.

UNFPA currently leads the UN Ebola effort in contact tracing in both Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties.

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