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Deflosacs Limited Boosts Ebola Fight

AUGUST 27, 2014

Members of Deflosacs Ltd. engage President Koroma on Ebola and modestly contributed assorted food items and other necessities to ease the stress and plight of victims in quarantined areas.
Members of Deflosacs Ltd. engage President Koroma on Ebola and modestly contributed assorted food items and other necessities to ease the stress and plight of victims in quarantined areas.

President Koroma on the 26th August, 2014 received donations of food items and other necessaries from members of Deflosacs Limited as part of their contributions in the fight against the Ebola disease. Presenting the donation in the form of photographs, Mrs. Miatta Samba said the food items will be distributed to people affected by the Ebola outbreak particularly in quarantined localities in the Eastern Province. This, she said will complement the government’s efforts in supplying food and other necessary essentials to the affected areas.

President Koroma lauded the efforts of the organization and described the donation as timely because “we need to provide such food items for people that are especially in restricted areas.” The President believes that the war against Ebola can only be won when person to person transmission is curtailed and the number will substantially reduce. He went on to state that there is a considerable improvement on the case management whilst disclosing that the laboratory in the west has started operations with plans to start a treatment centre in Bo, Southern Region. The isolation centre in Lakka will start to operate very soon, he said and expressed optimism that the centre would be managed by competent people.

Whilst acknowledging the efforts of the health partners, President Koroma underscored the importance of sensitization describing it as a critical arm in the fight against the Ebola disease. He called on Sierra Leoneans to come on board to win this fight. “We have to put all hands on deck,” he emphasized.

Mrs. Samba in her presentation said that they had endeavoured to join the fight to halt the Ebola spread by sensitizing the public of the reality of the disease, and called on all Sierra Leoneans to heed to the guidelines provided by health workers. She commended government’s efforts and saluted health officers as they are in the front line of the war to contain the outbreak.

It is worthy to note that members of Deflosacs Ltd are all ex-members of the Deflosacs Club of Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

Credit: State House Communications Unit

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