By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An Ebola education workshop was held Saturday at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for medical professionals and the Liberian community in the region.
CHOP is one of several pediatric hospitals in the United States designated to provide medical care to someone who possibly contracts the Ebola virus.
The hospital partnered with FELMAUSA Mission to Liberia. Joe Sackor is the chairman on the medical mission team. He says there is still fear about Ebola and education is one of the best tools in fighting it.
“The education aspect to tell our fellow Liberians that this is Ebola and this is how you get infected,” Sackor says. “And that information will also then be transmitted to various recommended communities.”
Training sessions among health care workers were conducted. Trends on the current outbreak and strategies on providing safe medical care were discussed.