For over ten years, following the devastating civil war, we have been working with the community in Waterloo, Sierra Leone, a city of 40,000 people. We have built a library and focused on training teachers and providing books to the city’s schools.
Ebola has been discovered at Waterloo’s hospital, and the hospital along with a number of other areas have been placed in quarantine. Many people have died. The schools are closed, with movement in and out of the city restricted.
The spread of Ebola can be limited provided the community take particular precautions. Our CODEP team in Waterloo has taken advice from the local health authorities about what they can do and have been asked to take a lead in training people in how they can protect themselves and in purchasing and distributing protective materials.
Theynow urgently need your help in raising funds for basic medical equipment…gowns, gloves, chlorine and buckets….and to build a resilience to the evolving situation.
If you would like to donate, please go to our Just Giving Page. A packet of gloves costs £5, a floor brush £5, large tap buckets cost £12.50, chlorine is £10.00 a gallon. Often equipment has to be burnt after use, especially if the wearer has come into contact with patients.
The CODEP Team