With the dire needs of Ebola centers to get more support from local and international partners to carry out smoothly their operations, the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has donated several items, including used clothes, lappas, bed sheets, chlorine and disinfectants, to ELWA Ebola Center II.The donation was made last Friday.Speaking during the donation ceremony in Monrovia, the country director for Liberia OSIWA, Madam Massa Crayton, her organization’s donation came about as an effort to help eradicate the Ebola disease in the country.She said she understood that Ebola is being kicked out of the country, noting that the cases are reducing. At the same time, however, everyone should join in the fight against the killer disease.“We decided to donate these items to help fight the disease because OSIWA is an organization that takes initiatives.”She called on all Liberians global partners to help fight the disease and save the country from the disaster.The manager of ELWA Ebola Center II, Mr. Nathaniel Dovillie, expressed appreciation to OSIWA for the support which the organization continues to give in the fight against Ebola. He recalled that OSIWA recently donated a Toyota Pickup to the health Ministry in the fight against the virus.The ELWA ETU II center had been working tirelessly in making sure that patients who get to the Ebola center receive better treatment and make sure that more lives are saved.“We are now reporting empty beds and there are not enough patients in the Ebola center.Mr.Dovellie gave the OSIWA delegation the good news that 15 persons were being discharged last Friday or Saturday.He said the center had discharge nine Ebola survivors last week and there were 48 cases of Ebola in the center as of Friday. The center is doing all it can to release more survivors shortly.OSIWA follows the development of open societies by supporting and building partnerships with local and regional groups that promote inclusive democratic governance, transparency and accountability, and active citizenship.The organization helped create and spin off the West Africa Civil Society Institute, a pioneering institution dedicated to building and strengthening civil society organizations. The initiative also supports public education and awareness-raising activities on human rights issues, natural resources management, and freedom of information. The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is active in 10 countries in the region (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone) and focuses on law, justice and human rights, and economic and political governance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 27-year-old woman says that she is concerned about her safety after being cyber-bullied on social media and accused of being responsible for the creation of a fake Facebook profile, which uploads personal information about people.Karen Manifold, who resides at Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), told Guyana Times on Sunday that she was forced to contact the police, recruit an attorney and take action as she was being cyber bullied, defamed and libelled by another woman identified as Jessica Smith on Facebook.Karen Manifold“I woke up last week to calls and texts from various people about the Smith’s posts on Facebook and Instagram.I was shocked. I have never created a fake page in my life and I do not know why this woman would want to come after me,” a concerned and seemingly terrified Manifold reported.She said that people have been following her vehicle and she has been receiving death threats since Smith took to social media to accuse her of operating the ‘Talk Di Tings G.T. Regulas’ page.In a letter seen by this newspaper, Manifold’s attorney writes to Smith notifying her of his client’s intention to take legal action against her for libel and defamation.“This did not stop the young lady. She is continuing. But I came here today, because a lot of people go through what I am going through and I believe that cyber bullying innocent people is wrong. I will defend myself and take action using the right process. I have reported the matter to the Police and I am moving to the courts,” Manifold said.Efforts to contact Smith proved futile.