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Traditional leaders shun traditional practices in Ebola fight

Baysah Kollie
Head of the Traditional Council, Chief Zanzan Kawah
Head of the Traditional Council, Chief Zanzan Kawah

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Dec. 10, 2014)-Traditional and local leaders of Virginia in Montserrado County say they have decided to abandon traditional practices in the fight against Ebola.

The Supreme Women Zoe of Liberia, Timoh Siah, said: “The chiefs and elders reached the decision, following a one-day intensive training on the prevention of the virus.”
Mother Siah said the training was organized and supported by Carter Center-Liberia.

“Traditional practices have the propensity of undermining the national fight against the disease,” she also said.

The Supreme Women Zoe of Liberia spoke Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the close of the daylong exercise in Virginia. Virginia is a township located outside the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.

Meanwhile, the traditional and local leaders of Virginia have pledged to support the Government in its fight against the Ebola Virus disease.

They also told elbcradio.com: “We have put in place additional stringent measures to stop the transmission of the Ebola virus in the area.”
 

 


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