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‘Ebola is a new war in Sierra Leone’

...Précon Project Manager

NOVEMBER 3, 2014 By Jariatu Bangura

Project Manager of Précon Food Management has stated that Ebola is a new war in Sierra Leone and that every Sierra Leonean should come onboard to help the fight in eradicating it out of the country.

Jeffrey MacCarthy, speaking while donating items to quarantined homes in Kambia last week, said Ebola is a national issue and concern to all citizens, noting that it is more serious compared to the 11 years civil war. He said the public should change their attitude in a bid to help drive the disease out of the country.

He maintained that because of religious indoctrinations, traditional beliefs, and persistent state of denial, the rate of new infections and deaths is increasing every day.

He urged the public to put to practice messages on fliers they have distributed to communities, such as the frequent use of soap and water to help minimise the spread of Ebola in fishing communities.

District Medical Officer at the Kambia Government Hospital, Dr. Foday Sesay, commended Precon for the donation, which he said was a demonstration of their determination in helping to fight against Ebola in the country.

He revealed that the district has several quarantined homes which lack sufficient food; a development he said is a big challenge to the hospital and the government.

Dr. Sesay urged the Ministry of Fisheries to help provide fish to persons quarantined for the mandatory 21 days period.

Chairman of Kambia District Council, Foday M. Bangura, commended Precon for the donation and lauded them for visiting affected communities, which he said shows good intention and love towards victims.

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