BRAMPTON, ON, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Partners International Canada is
working to stop the spread of Ebola in Liberia with their partner The
Association of Independent Churches of Africa (AICA). AICA is providing
emergency assistance to targeted rural and urban communities and has
already reached approximately 1,200 families.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the Ebola virus has
resulted in 3,017 diagnosed infections and 1,529 deaths in Liberia but
states that the real number is 2.5 times higher due to a lack of
reporting accuracy. According to WHO Assistant Director General, Bruce
Aylward, "Quite frankly this health crisis we are facing is
unparalleled in modern times". (Reuters - Geneva, Sept 16, 2014)
Liberia's government has declared a humanitarian crisis. In an effort to
contain the outbreak, schools and public places throughout the country
have been closed and food is now in short supply.
"There is a state of fear in Liberia right now...Many people are seeking
answers from the church and there is an urgent need for the church to
begin acting practically to help with the prevention and education of
its members and others in the communities," says Bishop Jerome Klibo,
President of AICA.
The Liberia National Defence Department lists prevention and awareness
as the country's primary action to contain the disease. AICA has
identified this response as the most strategic intervention and
continues to mobilize its Care & Prevention Awareness teams in an
effort to reach another 5,000 families.
Your support is urgently needed! Please visit www.partnersinternational.ca to directly support their Liberian partner and ensure that the greatest
number of people are reached in the shortest time.
Partners International Canada is a Christian not-for-profit specializing
in holistic development that transforms lives and communities. Our
mission is to mobilize Canadians into partnership with indigenous
leaders to bring long-term sustainable development to the least reached
and resourced parts of the world.
SOURCE: Partners International Canada
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