Ebola Crisis Liberia Support AIFO's Efforts

September 2014: The deadly Ebola virus is playing havoc in Western part of Africa in countries like Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria. The situation is especially serious in Liberia where more than 1000 persons have died so far and the count is rapidly increasing. AIFO/Italy has been active in Liberia since 1996 and is making all efforts to help the communities in Liberia to fight this deadly threat. We appeal for your support and solidarity for Liberians in these efforts.

Send funds to AIFO to support its work in Liberia. Ask for more information by writing to simona.venturoli(at)aifo.it

Ebola Infection

Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), "Community engagement is key to successfully controlling outbreaks."

You can read more about the Ebola Virus disease in the WHO Fact-sheet.

AIFO in Liberia

AIFO has been active in Liberia since 1996. At present it is involved in community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programme and the fight against leprosy. AIFO works in 6 counties of Liberia: Bong, Nargibi, Nimba, Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Maryland.

AIFO President in Liberia, 2013

AIFO's work at community level gives it a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against Ebola infection in Liberia.

As recommended by WHO, social mobilization has a key role in control of Ebola infection by promoting health education about prevention of disease, identification of contacts, surveillance in the communities for early detection of cases, promoting safe buriel of persons dying from Ebola.

Persons dying from Ebola infection are mostly poor persons. The fears about the deadly infection isolates these persons and their families, leaving them at risk of hiding, late diagnosis and spread among the contacts. Through its network of community workers and its long relationship with individuals and communities in rural areas AIFO offices in Liberia are in a unique position to help the fight against Ebola. AIFO has offices in Monrovia, Bong and Grand Gedeh to coordinate the humanitarian aid to the communities that need it most.

Support AIFO's Efforts and Help To Fight Ebola Infection

If you are an international organisation and you want to reach communities in Liberia, contact AIFO project office for partnership - send an email to: simona.venturoli(at)aifo.it

Financial contributions to support AIFO's work with communities in Liberia will be greatly appreciated. Send funds to AIFO/Italy or contact AIFO for more information by sending an email to: simona.venturoli(at)aifo.it

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