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Ebola survivor sensitises Grafton residents

March 2, 2015 By Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh

An Ebola survivor residing at the Grafton old camp in the western rural district has embarked on a week-long ‘avoid body contact and say no to Ebola’ campaign.

Mariatu Kamara, who was among 28 Ebola survivors discharged at the Hasting Police Training School (PTS2) few weeks ago, said that the campaign was geared towards breaking the chain of transmission in the densely populated community.

“Discharged patients of the Ebola viral disease that have reintegrated into their respective communities must consider bringing onboard programmes that have to do with community awareness on how to prevent against contracting the deadly Ebola viral disease,” Ms. Kamara told Concord Times.

She pleaded with residents to stop discriminating against Ebola survivors as they too are part of the community and are in a better position to sensitise communities on how to prevent against the deadly virus.

Director of Children’s Affairs in the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Joyce Kamara, said government was working assiduously to provide quality education for Ebola orphans.

Kamara noted that her ministry was not just working in the interest of children but for the development of men and women in various communities across the country.

“Discharged Ebola viral disease patients are now ambassadors that will help break the chain of transmission of new cases,” she added. “Such a programme is a blessing in disguise to say no to Ebola.”

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