Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link to this report. Via allAfrica.com, a New Dawn story: Liberia: Ebola Survivors Lack Clothes. Excerpt:
Health authorities at the Eternal Love Wins Africa or (ELWA) Hospital have disclosed that Ebola survivors leaving the treatment center do not have clothes to wear. Medical Director Dr. Jerry Brown, said nurses usually dress survivors in veils as they leave the hospital compound due to lack of clothes.
Dr. Brown made the disclosure when the Citizens Organized for Transparency and Accountability (COPTA) presented items valued over US$5,000 to the ELWA Isolation Unit 2.
He appealed to well-meaning Liberians and NGOs to assist the unit with clothes for survivors to wear when leaving the hospital. But a non-governmental organization, Smile Liberia International, has promised to provide clothes for survivors returning home. An executive of the group, Ms. Fasiah Harris, said Smile Liberia in collaboration with COPTA will continue to provide needed services for Liberians.
COPTA is a local partner to Smile Liberia International and some Liberians working with the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC. The project coordinator Christine Brooks-Jarrett said COPTA is an organization working to ensure a better Liberia in which leaders can be held accountable to the people in the discharge of their services.
Madam Brooks-Jarrett said as part of their effort to complement initiatives of the international partners and government, COPTA has received two separate donations from two organizations, some Liberians working with the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC, who have their hearts tied to the wellbeing of Liberia and have decided to join the fight against Ebola.