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Amb. Malac commends community leaders on gains against Ebola

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U.S Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac
U.S Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac

(elbcradio.com/Mar.20, 2015)- U.S Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac, has commended Liberians, especially community leaders, for the gains made in combating the Ebola Virus Disease.

Ambassador Malac said: “When Ebola struck Liberia, community leaders mobilized effectively to inform community dwellers about the dangers and to prevent the spread of the virus.”

The U.S Envoy made the commendation Thursday at the start of a two-day Community Leaders’ Conference in Monrovia.

“When people were also placed under quarantine, community leaders developed workable approaches to provide food and medical care and also helped to integrate Ebola survivors in their communities,” she said.

The U.S diplomat also made specific reference to the level of resilience, adaptability and response mechanisms put in place by community leaders during the height of the Ebola crisis.

Ambassador Malac emphasized: “Liberians should use the Community Leadership Conference as an opportunity to share the experiences of the success story and to plan for the future.”

The United States of America was among several friendly countries whose swift medical interventions culminated into the success story of Liberia in the fight against Ebola.

Liberia and America have built strong traditional ties over the years and have enjoyed high- level of political goodwill for the mutual benefits of their respective governments and peoples.

The Community Leadership Conference on Ebola is a national platform for post-Ebola community –based mobilization, integration and support for Liberia.

 


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