Mercy Corps Celebrates Community Mobilization Efforts Against Ebola

PAYNESVILLE, Montserrado – Mercy Corps, an international non-governmental organization, held a two-day national conference to celebrate achievements of its community health mobilization program.

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by Gbatemah Senah

The conference took place at the Golden Gate Hotel near the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville. Representatives from the Ministry of Health and more than 20 NGOs’ which participated in the second phase of the Ebola Community Action Platform program are attending the conference.

The program, also referred to as ECAP 2, began in October last year as a post-Ebola recovery initiative aimed at reducing the risks of Ebola resurgence and outbreaks of other diseases through improved health systems and community preparedness.

Featured photo by Gbatemah Senah

An executive producer at the Liberia Women Democracy Radio, Gbatemah is currently a senior student at the University of Liberia and a recipient of the Jonathan P. Hicks Scholarship for Mass Communications.