THINK, UNFPA, Partners to Document Female Ebola Survivors Experience

first_imgA documentation that is expected to highlight challenges facing female Ebola survivors and how to resolve those constraints  will shortly be launched in the country by United  Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), donor partners and several government Ministries in the country.Making the disclosure at a daylong  forum in Tubmanburg, Bomi County recently, Mrs. Rosana Shaack, executive director of Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK),  said her organization had already begun collating information from Ebola survivors, especially females who, she said, had gone through traumatic situations at different Ebola Treatment Units  (ETU), and were experiencing stigmatization from community dwellers.“UNFPA, Swedish government, Ministries of Gender and Development, Health and other donor partners really want to document what you people are facing, after been discharged from your various ETUs and how best they can help to integrate you into the communities without experiencing stigmatization,” Madam Shaacks said.“This forum is intended for our partners to know your situations and how they can help you find a way to solve them,” she added. “You have to share your experiences and what is affecting you most, after you left your ETU centers.”The THINK executive director   continued, “They want to know how you have been surviving and coping with your post-Ebola trauma as well as life in your communities.”Madam Shaack pointed out that “neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone are still affected with the Ebola virus, and as such, Liberians need to practice still the preventive measures prescribed by the health authorities.She then lauded government and the Bomi County Health Team for their efforts to help contain the deadly virus in the county.According to her, she would extend the exercise to several other counties, naming Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Bong, Nimba and Montserrado as initial ones.These activities, she said, which run from March 9-21 are being funded by the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man Utd hand Phelan permanent deal

first_imgPhelan took up the role on a temporary basis when Solskjaer was appointed caretaker-manager on December 19.When Solskjaer signed a three-year contract as manager on March 28 after winning 14 out of his first 19 matches, Phelan did not immediately do the same as assistant manager. Reports at the time suggested he could become technical director and lead a change in direction to the club’s scouting and recruitment.However, the former Hull manager, who was under contract to Australian club Central Coast Mariners as sporting director when he initially joined Solskjaer at Old Trafford, has now agreed a deal.“I think he’s fantastic at his job. I’m very pleased that it’s finally been agreed,” said Solskjaer, whose side have suffered an alarming dip in form since his appointment was made permanent.“When Ed [Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman] rang me, Mick was my first port of call to assist me.”Phelan has a long history with United, having signed as a player in 1989, spending five years at Old Trafford, then returning to the coaching staff for a 12-year spell under Sir Alex Ferguson from 2001.Solskjaer, who played for United during that time, suggested that Phelan’s experience and in-depth knowledge of the club were invaluable.“I played here under him. He has the knowledge, the experience, the demeanour. Everyone in the club enjoys talking to him and discussing football with him.“If you walk around Carrington, the players really respect what he can do. He’s worked with the best and for me, as a young manager, it’s really useful that Mick has experience in a few more eras than I have.”A 1-1 draw at already-relegated Huddersfield last weekend ended United’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season after a run of two wins from their last 11 games in all competitions.A summer of big changes is expected at Old Trafford and Solskjaer refused to confirm reports that the club are close to signing James from Swansea, having failed in an attempt to bring in England international Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.The Norwegian did acknowledge that the 21-year-old fitted the profile of players United want to sign, with the manager keen to bring in young talent that can serve the club for the long term.“I think I’ve been quite honest that challenging for the title next year would be a miraculous season, because we’re so far behind at the moment,” added Solskjaer. “So next season we’ve got to close that gap.“If we manage to get to February, March and be close, that’s fantastic. If not, this summer will be about signing players who can last for many years here.“I don’t think this club has ever been about bringing in ready-made players. Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t ready-made. Wayne Rooney wasn’t ready-made. Loads of players have come here and then developed into the top superstars that they’ve become. That’s always going to be the model here.”Solskjaer hinted that midfielder Ander Herrera will feature for the final time in a red shirt against Cardiff on Sunday before he is expected to complete a move to Paris Saint-Germain on a free contract.“Ander might play,” Solskjaer said. “I don’t know yet, because we haven’t picked the team. And he will probably announce later on where he’s going to continue his career.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mike Phelan (right) has been confirmed as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s (left) assistant manager on a three-year contract © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 10 – Manchester United confirmed Mike Phelan as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent assistant manager on a three-year deal on Friday, ending speculation he could become the club’s technical director.Meanwhile, reports linked the club to Wales winger Daniel James.last_img read more