Ebola Appeal Update - 14 September 2014

Everyone at CODEP is very grateful for the generous response to our Appeal.

We have now sent across to Sierra Leone a second donation of funds. Rosetta spoke with the Hon. Claude Kamanda, pictured below at one of our training sessions, the MP for the constituency where our library is situated.

He has expressed his thanks for your generous assistance to date and specifically requested that Rosetta and her team in Waterloo carry out further preventative training and also purchase buckets, soap and other urgently needed sanitation products which again are crucial in the fight against infection. Further funds will be used to purchase food for the CHO and those in quarantine.

The situation in Waterloo continues to worsen. Waterloo has been officially listed as one of the Ebola hot spots in the Western Area. Badara Mansaray, the Chair of our friends at the Waterloo Partnership, Sierra Leone reported on 11 September that there have been 36 new Ebola cases in the Waterloo area during the past few days and 35% of these have died. At least two of the health workers in the quarantined hospital have also died.

As many of you will know, the 3-day lock-down will shortly start. It is expected to last from 19 to 21 September and in an attempt to stop the spread of the disease people will not be allowed to leave their homes. It remains to be seen how effective this will prove. Rosetta and her team will be running as many education sessions as they can before the lockdown starts and will ensure that provisions are provided to the CHO and those in quarantine before next Friday.

As you can see, we do however still need your support and if you would like to donate, please go to our Just Giving Page.

Thank you

The CODEP team

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