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Health facilities of EVD affected counties gain support

About 20 public health units in Grand Cape Mount are set to benefit from a 1,190,000euros project.

Cape Mount was among the counties hardest hit by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as its health system was overwhelmed recording hundreds of deaths.

The amount which is being provided by the European Union Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) will seek to address the deplorable water and sanitation issues affecting the county's health system.

Action Contre La Faim (ACF) and a local NGO, Ground Water Exploration Incorporated (GWEI) are said to be the implementing partners

ACF and GWEI will provide latrines, water points, incinerators, placenta pits, Ash pits, refuse pits and renovation of some damaged structures in various health units.

With the support both NGOs will set up community networks, provide “Hospital Health and Hygiene” trainings to county health staff on various Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures and improve routine practices in the 20 targeted Public Health Units.

Moreover, ACF will train 200 proactive general Community Health Volunteers (gCHVs) from many catchment communities to support behavior change and awareness for rebuilding the trust of communities towards the use of Public Health Units in the county.

Public Health Units to benefit are: Mbaloma, Lofa Bridge, Varguaye, Dambala, Kongo, Bambala, Gonelor, Fahnjah, ThanMafa, and Mambo Communities Clinics. Others include: Tienii, Bowater side, Diah, Than Gola Konneh, Kulangor, Gondama, Kpeneji, Zaway, Singe Health Center and the St. Timothy Memorial Hospital.-Press Release

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