Via The New Citizen: ‘All Stakeholders Onboard Ebola Campaign’. Excerpt:
The Chairman of the Presidential Communication Task Force Committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Ben-Kargbo on Friday 12th September 2014 disclosed to journalists that President Koroma has succeeded in bringing everybody onboard, including the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists, in the fight against the Ebola pandemic in the country.
He said Government is working relentlessly to contain the outbreak and urged all to abide by the three-day stay at home declared by Government which he emphasized would be successful if all obey the preventive measures and admonished the media to continue disseminating credible information on the outbreak to the public.
The Director of Communication in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Mr. Sidi Yaya Tunis in his update revealed that there are 292 survivors as of 11th September 2014, 26 new cases, cumulative total of 1, 367; 445 confirmed deaths and 105 suspected cases respectively.
According to Sidi Yaya Tunis, the training of National and District Supervisors for the three-day stay at home has begun while that of community volunteers, who would educate the public on the preventive measures of Ebola, would commence soon.
The campaign is scheduled to begin Wednesday, September 17. It will effectively lock down the whole country until the 21st.