The cartoon in the Daily Observer newspaper today shows an awful character sweating and labeled EBOLA knocking loudly on a door with the Liberian flag. The caption reads, “I didn’t go anywhere! I was in the neighborhood, and you never knew that!!”
Red Cross volunteers have reached 1.5 million people across Liberia since the outbreak began, all helping to raise awareness and prevention. Amazing! And this certainly has led to the trend toward eradication here in Liberia in contrast to Sierra Leone and Guinea. The agency has traced 7,785 people who possibly came in contact with an ebola patient and their burial teams have taken care of 3,626 bodies in the county containing Monrovia.
As of March 18th according to the WHO, at least 4,264 persons have died in Liberia of ebola which has affected 9,526 people in the country since the virus first appeared here one year ago now.
In another story in today’s paper, the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation assured the people of Liberia that it will provide within the next 10 years safe drinking water in schools, health centers, the rural areas and everywhere – the announcement made at a program over the weekend for World Water Day. 10 years for safe water?
What are we as a human family doing wrong – ebola ravaging for more than a year now and safe water in 10 years for members of our human family here in Liberia??
In complete wonderment – and with love, the only way, from Liberia,