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

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.