LIBERIA: LCFP, WHO Launch ‘Dead Body Swabbing’ Project

The Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCFP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the “Dead Body Swabbing” Project in two districts in Bong County in central Liberia.

Speaking at the launch in Jorquelleh and Suakoko Districts, according to media reports, WHO Epidemiologist Patricia Bailey said the project is part of a series of Ebola recovery programs to help communities to continue working with government and partners to prevent the resurgence of the Ebola virus.

Bailey said under the project, LCP has trained and assigned communicators to the two districts to inform the citizens to always contact the County Health Team (CHT) to appropriately test dead bodies before burial.

She disclosed that additional 50 communicators have also been trained to intensify outreach activities in the districts to adequately inform residents about the dead body testing swabbing project.

She encouraged residents to support the work of the community mobilizers to sustain the gains in eradicating Ebola.

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