Founder of Disabled International Sierra Leone, Imambay Kadie Kamara, has joined the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country.
Madam Kamara has promised to ship medical items including antiseptics, gloves, wipes, hand sanitizers, dettol, soaps and antibacterial cleaners as part of efforts to eradicate the disease in the country.
She described the epidemic in West Africa in an interview from the UK as “heartbreaking”.
“I am doing a lot of public awareness here in the media. To eradicate this deadly disease, I think we have to do more and more public awareness, and set up more testing centers,” she said and disclosed plans to organize a workshop for disabled people in Sierra Leone.
She commended the efforts of international partners and the government in the fight against the Ebola virus, and urged all not to forget the disabled group in the fight, as according to her, “they are also very vulnerable to this deadly disease”.
On a separate note, Ms. Kamara – who was with the Sierra Leone Olympic team during their participation at the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – commended the team but noted that there is “room for improvement”. She said the Sierra Leone team needs more support: “I am sure if government gives them the support, they will perform better.”
The philanthropist, who provided financial and moral support to the team, was among few Sierra Leoneans who travelled with the Sierra Leone contingent from London to Glasgow to give her support. She said: “I am a proud Sierra Leonean; I love my country and the people. I was very proud to represent our national colours – the Green, White and Blue – to the world.”
Madam Kamara said she was very happy that the team appreciated her support and promised to continue to support them.
Disabled International Foundation is a charity which was launched in the United Kingdom on March 9th, 2013. It has its office here in Freetown and has been very active in supporting disabled persons in the country.
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The foundation is working on upcoming events in the United Kingdom and Sierra Leone in the coming months. Madam Kamara recently appeared on popular UK television ‘BEN TV’ to raise awareness about the Ebola disease.
She wrote on her Facebook page: “I am calling on all Sierra Leoneans around the world to join hands and help in the fight against this disease. Please let us help our people. Our people are dying but our help will make a difference.”