submitted by Gavin Macgregor-Skinner
SFCG’s Director Bloh (L) and participants of the workshop (R)
liberianobserver.com - by Joaquin Sendolo - August 31, 2015
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided US$290,000 through IREX to Search for Common Ground (SFCG) to sensitize communities on the negative impacts stigma makes on Ebola survivors.
Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia, those who survived the disease have reportedly suffered stigma in various communities, thus causing them to feel discriminated against.
The stigma comes about because of fear that survivors could still be transmit[ting] the virus when they are touched since it is one way of contracting EVD.
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