The Monrovia City Corporation in collaboration with the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) has deployed over 5000 young data collectors across the 17 electoral districts in Montserrado County.
Speaking Tuesday at the launch of the project, Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Koijee said residents of Monrovia should adhere to the health protocols in place if they must defeat the virus from the country. The data Collectors will do ‘door-to-door’ awareness in documenting health problems of residents and report such data to the data depository at the MCC.
Mayor Koijee calls on the residents to cooperate by giving easy access to the data collectors in their various homes. He said “don’t panic, they will be checking your temperature for other sicknesses.”
“If we cooperate, we will succeed together. We must cut the transmission, it means we can succeed. We continue to work with commitment and we have no doubt in the ability of the collectors,” he said.
For his part, the Director General of NPHIL, Dr. Mosoka Fallah lamented that Liberians are currently refusing to visit hospitals because of fear and the door-to-door visitation will really be necessary.
He said “I speak with heavy heart because we took oath to treat and save lives. For COVID-19, the longer you stay away, the more risk you cause for yourself and spread the virus. Go and give us information and let’s smoke the virus out of the country.”
Meanwhile, Mohammed Sye, the Senior Data Analyst at the MCC COVID-19 Response said data is very important in such time and they will rely on households for the results.