The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Liberia on Tuesday launched an emergency Ebola program response in the township of West Point under the theme, “Saving Lives and Restoring Livelihoods in West Point.”The aim of the YMCA’s project is to prevent the further spread of Ebola and address the impact of the outbreak there. It is also intended to influence communities to respond properly by taking positive actions that will prevent the further spread of the disease.Mr. E. Edward Gboe, YMCA Liberia’s national general secretary, who gave the overview, said the project, will train peer educators to support outreach activities in the community and set up emergency communication centers to provide relevant information required to promote awareness on the prevention and spread of Ebola.The project will influence and affect communities properly to respond by taking actions that will prevent the further spread of the disease and improve access to livelihoods of youth and selected vulnerable people, including female-headed households.According to him, YMCA will also hold Town hall meetings to engage community on conflict issues as a result of Ebola, while also providing livelihood support and food security for West Pointers which will include food for work, food supplies to vulnerable households within West Point and Livelihood recovery through support to 175 women and young people affected by the Ebola outbreak, to enable them to restart income generation activities.Under the program, Mr. Gboe said, the Liberia YMCA will coordinate with the Ministry of Health and other health sector organizations, particularly Medecins Sans Frontier (MSF) to train health workers on surveillance and reporting.The YMCA Liberia’s NGS disclosed that the program will be implemented over a period of one year from October 10, 2014 to March 31, 2015 in West Point only.During this period, 6,068 direct beneficiaries will be reached in the township, he said.Declaring the project officially open in West Point, the chairman of the Board of the Liberia-YMCA, Mr. Jonathan A. Mason, urged the West Pointers to make good use of the project.He said the YMCA is ensuring that the people of West Point live a better life.Earlier in her welcoming remarks, Mrs. Miatta Flowers, Commissioner of the township commended the YMCA for the gesture and promised that they will work along with them to implement the project.Mrs. Flowers also called on West Pointers to fully cooperate with leadership of the YMCA to ensure that project is fully implemented.The Liberia YMCA Ebola Program response is funded by Comic relief through Y-Care International based in the United Kingdom.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dr. Camanor (far left) head of the team with the kids at the Robert’s International Airport. Authorities at the Ministry of Health (MoH) through the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) in collaboration with La Chaîn de L’espoir (The Chain of Hope) has sponsored three children that were diagnosed of congenital heart defects to undergo surgery at the Cuomo Centre for Pediatric Cardiology in Darkar, Senegal, a release from the hospital has said.La Chaîn de L’espoir (the Chain of Hope) is a French non-governmental organization, which is a network of excellence and expertise committed to providing access to child care for the poorest countries that do not have technical and human resources to treat them.The three children, who are between the ages the of 1-3 years, are Marthaline Gborhn Dwan, Ronel Desire Saygar, and Famata Jackson.According to the release, the children departed for Senegal on Saturday, October 13 for the life-saving medical heart procedures.The kids were accompanied by their mothers on a team headed by JFK Pediatrician (children doctor) and JFK Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sia Wata Camanor.The going of the children was made possible through cooperation between JFK and La Chaîn de l’Espoir.Earlier, Dr. Camanor diagnosed the kids of heart defects, but since then, they have been treated and managed at the JFK children’s ward.She said that with the help of the newly established Cuomo Centre for Pediatric Cardiology in Dakar, the kids will undergo ‘free open-heart surgery’ on Monday, October 22.“The surgery is soft but takes a couple of hours, so we have to arrive sooner to do the proper examination to confirm diagnoses and also make sure the patients are fit for such surgery,” Dr. Camanor said.She said that though the procedure is life-saving, it is a major treatment that involves risk and therefore needs proper care and attention.According to Camanor, JFK has worked with different organizations, including the HeartGift of the United States that received five kids, while the institutions they worked with helped to provide services, but did not provide plane tickets and the visas.Dr. Camanor said that because of the major challenges in the health sector, La Chaîn l’Espoir undertook an exploratory mission to Liberia and met with officials of the government, including the management of the JFK Medical Center to discuss the possibility to aid Liberian pediatric patients until the health sector is equipped to handle such cases.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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