New health habits remain in West Africa as Ebola wanes

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Just as Liberia was about to be declared Ebola-free, a new case was confirmed last week.
CCTV’s Katerina Vittozzi filed this report on how officials are applying all they’ve learned – in a post-Ebola environment.

New health habits remain in West Africa as Ebola wanes

New health habits remain in West Africa as Ebola wanes

Just as Liberia was about to be declared Ebola-free, a new case was confirmed last week. CCTV's Katerina Vittozzi filed this report on how officials are applying all they've learned - in a post-Ebola environment.

Highlights:

  • The Liberian government and development partners have launched a $60 million appeal to provide running water and improve sanitation in 2,800 schools.
  • The global public health community came to Liberia to fight Ebola. Resources and funding it brought are now being channeled into long term-health infrastructure development projects.
  • International donors have funded ward renovations and supported new infection prevention and control practices in the region.
  • The Liberian Ministry of Health said the country will need 10 years sustained investment to rebuild the public health system.