National Rural Women Structure of Liberia raises awareness on COVID-19

Date: Friday, July 10, 2020

Mrs. Kebeh Monger, National President of the Rural Women Structure of Liberia demonstrates how to wash hands to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Mrs. Kebeh Monger, National President of the Rural Women Structure of Liberia demonstrates how to wash hands to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo credit: UN Women Liberia

 

With support from UN Women, the National Rural Women Structure of Liberia is sensitizing women in rural Liberia on measures to prevent themselves and their families from COVID-19.

 

During a recent awareness raising campaign, Mrs. Kebeh Monger, National President of the Rural Women Structure of Liberia, encouraged women to observe health protocols put in place by the Government of Liberia to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

She urged women to observe social distancing, wear masks regularly in public areas and when going to the marketplace. She encouraged women to wash their hands with ash as many times as possible or use hand sanitizers during their daily interaction with people and avoid physical contacts like shaking hand and hugging.

The National Rural Women Structure also took the opportunity to distribute an assortment of COVID-19 prevention materials to its members. The materials included buckets, hand sanitizers, detergents and soap produced by the group with support from UN Women.

 

Mrs. Kebeh Monger, National President of the Rural Women Structure of Liberia addresses women during a COVID-19 awareness campaign
Mrs. Kebeh Monger, National President of the Rural Women Structure of Liberia addresses women during a COVID-19 awareness campaign. Photo credit: UN Women Liberia

 

Counties that benefited from the donation of COVID-19 prevention materials included Grand Kru, Maryland, River Gee in Southeastern Liberia as well as Nimba County in Northern Liberia.

Receiving the materials on behalf of the women in Grand Kru, Mrs. Nancy Tuklo, County President of the National Rural Women Structure, thanked Mrs. Monger for partnering with UN Women for the provision of hygiene materials. She appreciated the opportunity that her community got to learn about measures to prevent themselves and their families from contracting COVID-19.