The International Olympic Committee (IOC) continues its work with the National Olympic Committees in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia as they mobilize using sports and the athletes in the fight against Ebola Virus in the three countries.
Working with the IOC, the NOCs of Guinea and Liberia have both implemented projects aimed at making use of the reach and influence of the sports community, and particularly local athletes, to help raise awareness among the populations concerned and offer concrete assistance with Sierra Leone designing similar one.
According to a release from the IOC, the Liberian NOC has opted for a multiple approach. It is training 100 ambassadors from the sports world (athletes and leaders) in each of the country’s 15 regions. These ambassadors’ task will be to raise awareness among people about the preventive measures taken by the Liberian government.