The Curatorial Consultant of the United States- based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kali A. Amen, has called on Africans to add positive images to their cultural arts to ensure good behavior in their cultural practices.
Speaking recently at the National Museum in Monrovia during a viewing of the art works on Ebola, Amen noted that culture is the key to sustainability in African countries.
“The civil crisis has destroyed every cultural instrument that Liberia had before,” she indicated, adding that Liberians should hold together and realize that their country is a unique one, most especially their cultural practices.
Amen continued: “Even though it is not an easy task, but with the togetherness of Liberians, the CDC will be able to help with the collaboration of our cultural centers.”
She stated that the museum is the keeper of records which provide a prophetic vision to the citizens of the country.
Amen noted that with all of the Ebola art she has seen at the museum, CDC will join together with the Liberian Government in ensuring that cultural materials are provided and maintained in the country.
She thanked everyone who stood firm in ensuring that the deadly Ebola virus was eradicated from Liberia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Public Health Service was established in 1946 as a Communicable Disease Center.
The CDC is the federal agency responsible for administering national programs for the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
It is also has the responsibility to develop and implement programs for dealing with environmental health problems.