• RESIDENTS in Buchanan and Paynesville initiated a PREVENT CORONAVIRUS CAMPAIGN. Women in the community sewed handmade masks for distribution. Community outreach outlined key COVID 19 PREVENTION INFORMATION ie. stay at home, frequent hand washing, social distancing and wearing masks outdoors was thru educational flyers and radio jingles. 6/20/20  residents indicated that rice, food was a priority, so monies went  to the purchase and distribution of rice for those in most need. Now monies collected will be directed to the hospital.

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$10,000 needed for masks, food (rice), hospital
$2,200 already contributed to campaign

With your investment we will be able to continue production of handmade facial masks. We will continue to educate and encourage the citizens  to social distance at least 6 feet, to wash your hands frequently and when outside to wear either a facial mask or scarf. With this Coronavirus Prevention Initiative we will be able to educate more people in the community about how to try and prevent such a deadly disease. Lives are important and because of the state of the Liberian Hospitals, it would not be able to give the high level critical advance care needed to survive if the disease progresses. During this pandemic because of the shelter in place order the residents stated that food (rice) was really needed for many families , so monies was redirected to the purchase of rice.  (As of 5-30-20 5000 lbs of rice was purchased providing up to 15,000-20,000 meals). 8-21-20 now with Liberia controlling the spread of the virus, Liberia is easing up on the restrictions of the citizens. Monies will be directed to the keep the Buchanan hospital Open Campaign. Much needed medications, gloves, meals will be provided to keep the patients healthy and safe



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With the rising numbers of coronavirus in the world 5.5 million to date 5-26, leaders in Buchanan, Liberia Christopher Yarwoe and Adrian Brown in Paynesville working in collaboration with the Community Independence Initiative in the US , started a Prevent Coronavirus Campaign. Using the data collected from different cities in the United States, it became evident that prevention would be the key to saving lives in Liberia. The current state of the hospitals in Liberia, the lack of adequate facilities to care for patients requiring advance life support would probably result in poor outcome. Educating the citizens through flyers posted in highly trafficked areas markets etc. and radio jingles (produced and broad casted by Chris Yarwoe) aired at least 8x daily thru Magic FM Community Radio. The station serves 125,000 citizens in Bassa County and the surrounding counties. Media will be the avenue of outreach for the prevention campaign. We would be encouraging the citizens to stay at home, utilize frequent hand washing (we provided some families with large buckets and soap), encourage social distancing and wear a handmade mask or scarf while outdoors. The families participating in the Community Independence Initiative will lead the peer to peer education campaign and the distribution of the masks in their areas. The residents stated that currently food is really needed so 5000 lbs  of rice was purchased and distributed to the families in most need.

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  • Created By : Marie Zernovoj
  • Published On : Apr 28, 2020, 10:30 AM
  • Funding Ends : Dec 31, 1969, 4:00 PM
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  • Description : With the rising numbers of coronavirus in the world 5.5 million to date 5-26, leaders in Buchanan, Liberia Christopher Yarwoe and Adrian Brown in Paynesville working in collaboration with the Community Independence Initiative in the US , started a Prevent Coronavirus Campaign. Using the data...  more

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