Red Cross Reaffirms Commitment To Healthy Liberia

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(LINA) –The Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) has reaffirmed its commitment to achieving a better health for Liberians through public health advocacy, maternal child health programs, sustainable healthcare systems and psychosocial support.

The Red Cross also affirmed that it will continue to support the Ebola response through recovery activities which include ongoing social mobilization, active case search, emotional and psychosocial support, cross-border surveillance as well as strengthening health delivery services at county levels.

Speaking at the Ministry of Information regular press conference at the ministry on Tuesday, LNRCS Secretary-General Fayiah Tamba said the Red Cross joins partner organizations to celebrate Liberia’s Ebola-free status.

“The Red Cross is cautiously optimistic that having exceeded the milestone of 42 days without a new confirmed case of the Ebola virus, Liberia is now well-placed to begin the process of recovery,” Tamba said.

He indicated that although there has been no new case for 51 days now, there is still a lot of work to be done to support families and the entire nation in recovering from the Ebola outbreak.

He then encouraged Liberians to remain vigilant by continuing to abide by the safety measures outlined by health authorities.
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