Promoting Community Health-PMU Liberia Ends Post Ebola Project

FRONTAGE AFRICA, June 22 2016 --- The Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU-Liberia) has ended an eight month Ebola community action platform (E-CAP 2) project, calling on community members to promote good health.  

In an exclusive interview with FrontPageAfrica over the weekend at his ELWA office, the Program Manager of the organization explained that the project was intended to promote community health, [and] ensure community resilience to diseases in Liberia.

According to Mr. Davestus James, PMU-Liberia was picked among several NGOs to implement the E-cap 2 project in Lofa County which targeted over 60 communities.

He said about two hundred fifty thousand United States dollars was used to implement the project in Lofa County. The project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development, USAID through Mercy Corps Liberia 

Said James: “Recently we encountered Ebola. Now coming down to the community level where people were victimized. What can you do in the absence of Ebola or prepare them (community) for similar occurrences of community illnesses?”

James said providing basic education or public awareness about infectious deisases and other illnesses will help communities to be fully prepared for future outbreak of diseases in the absence of external donors or institutions.