The Nimba County Health Team (NCHT) has accused non-governmental organizations in the county of creating embarrassment for them in dealing with Ebola survivors, and called on them to desist.
The Head of the County Health Team, Dr. Collins Bowah, said some organizations that are identifying with the Ebola survivors are not getting the right statistics thereby creating data that are inaccurate. Besides, he said they operating with survivors without reaching the office of the county health team.
At the same time, he called on Ebola Survivors Association in the county to immediately stop work with any organization that has not reached the county health team.
“If a partner comes to Nimba and wants to help any survivors group in the county, they must reached Sanniquellie to be aware of their presence to guard them as to where and when to work,”
“Our fear is that most of our partners have escaped our relationship. We need to guard them to know what they are giving the survivors. There are lots of embarrassments. Sometimes I go to national meetings and I am told xyz organization is working in Nimba County when we are not aware. This is an embarrassment.”
He also frowned on organizations that moved in the county and start working with the survivors.
“The survivors didn't fall from the sky. It is the tireless efforts of the County Health Team that you seeing them.”
Speaking about the side effects of the Ebola is survivors; Dr. Bowah revealed that there are studies ongoing in finding solutions to the problems they are faced with.
“We have observed persistent headache, body pain, persistent erection, painful erection, and eye problem. Even the international community has not clearly understood the problem.”