Via the Daily Observer: 50 Ebola Survivors in Bong, Says CHT. Excerpt:
The Bong County Task Force on Ebola disclosed that it has discovered at least 50 children who have lost both parents to the Ebola virus disease in Bong County.
Acquainting journalists at the office of the Bong County Health Team on the Phebe Hospital Compound yesterday, the head of the psychosocial unit of the Bong County Ebola Taskforce, Rev. G. Victor Padmore, said his statistics did not include children who lost only one parent to the disease.
Rev. Padmore informed journalists the survey was conducted in communities hardest-hit by Ebola in the county, including Barkerthela, Lorcus Farm, Taylor Town, Mawah, Civil Compound and the Millionaire Quarter Community.
The Lutheran prelate indicated that the orphans are between the ages of three months to 16 years old.
Commenting on the condition of the orphans, the clergyman described their state as horrendous, pale. He stressed that the education of some of the children should remain the paramount concern of every Liberian and called on child-friendly organizations operating in the country to help improve the wellbeing of the children.