The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone is intensifying its public education on the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
In an interview with the Ag. Public Information officer, Ishmael Bayoh, he said the Commission had undertaken robust campaign against Ebola in various forms.
He said they had undertaken public outreach in different communities, placed jingles and public notices in radio stations.
In HRCSL’s recent Press Release, they recognized the efforts of all donors both local and international for their support towards eradicating the virus. They also appreciated the efforts of all, particularly health workers, in the fight against the disease and further encouraged them to continue with their selfless service to the nation.
HRCSL also called on Government to enhance strategic coordination and communication as well as mobilize resources for effective management of this outbreak.
They critically ensured that residents within quarantined areas have easy access to essential commodities and necessary humanitarian assistance provided for the most vulnerable for their survival and wellbeing while public health actions must “protect and advance the health of the population as a whole and at the same time protecting basic human rights and social values.”
However, HRCSL called on the public to cooperate with the authorities, and adhere to all measures that have been put in place to contain and prevent the spread of the virus.
Wednesday August 20, 2014