The Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia (PPAL) has embarked on a series of campaigns aimed at complementing efforts of the government to eradicate Ebola virus out of Liberia.
The Association targeted Montserrado, Bong, Lofa, Margibi, Grand Gedeh and River Gee Countries through its peer educator and staff in collaboration with various health teams, National Task Force and other partners.
According to a release, the Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia with support from its partners IPPF, BMZ, UNFPA and IRC, provided hygiene kits to all of its beneficiaries across the country as well as equipment to all of its facilities with sanitary materials including hand washing buckets, disinfectants (chlorine), clorox, soap, hand sanitizers and gloves, among others.
The release said the Association’s team visited 12 urban markets in Monrovia and its environs conducting awareness as well as distributing sanitary materials.
The release further said PPAL organized training for all its mentors under the IRC SOS project which was conducted by the Ministry of Health.
The release pointed out that constraints faced by the Association’s Ebola Team in the leeward counties were misinformation on the spread of the virus, insufficient flyers for awareness creation, denial of the virus existence and hospitals refusal to accept patients which is preventing citizens from attending to health facilities.