Institute Neighbourhood Watch to Contain Ebola
After the three day lock down of the country the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) should have thought of instituting community neighborhood watch to continue monitoring and reporting suspected cases to the appropriate authorities.
People in their localities know themselves and their communities better, when one of them disappears or get scarce the community will be curious to know the status of the individual and if possible raise an alarm to authorities.
Up to date communities are in the habit of hiding sick people in their houses infecting and endangering more innocent lives.
The neighborhood watch should have gone a long way in identifying sick people for early treatment thereby saving more lives and breaking the chain of transmission.
Until and unless the communities themselves become actively engaged in the process of breaking the chain of transmission the country will continue to live with the virus.
By: Tamba M. Musa
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