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Liberian ODF communities did not experience transmission of the Ebola virus

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Traditional leaders in Liberia have bestowed honor on the Chef of Party of Global Communities, Piette deVries for his entity's response to the fight against the Ebola virus and his engagement with traditional chiefs across the country during the fight against the pandemic. Mr. deVries  described the fight against the virus and the Community Led Total Sanitation program as an incredible and challenging experience.He said with all of these challenges faced by his entity during his tenure, tremendous progress was made in the fight against the Ebola virus, especially in safe burial and the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) program. Mr. deVries said the CLTS initiative carried out by Global Communities in areas where the entity operates has gained momentum in rural communities. He also disclosed that communities declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) did not experience the transmission of the Ebola virus.

Read more in GNN Liberia, 14th April 2015

Date: 16 April 2015