By Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh
The Kissy Concerned Youth for Development (KCYD) organisation, in partnership with Foundation for Gender and Development Initiative (FGDI), Talented Young People Everywhere (TYPE-SL) and other stakeholders residing along the Kissy Shell Old Road, on Sunday organized a ‘Say No To Ebola Virus’ sensitisation campaign in the Kissy community and its immediate environs.
Director of FGDI, Gibril I. Kamara, told Concord Times that the Ebola sensitization event has sent a positive message to the residents that the Ebola virus is real and that they needed to take proactive measures on how to prevent themselves from contracting the disease.
Kamara encouraged residents to report cases of high fever and diarrhea, which are some of the symptoms of the virus, to the nearest health facility for urgent treatment, adding that people should avoid easting bush meat, fruits eaten by bats, as well as shaking hands with people.
Chairman of the local chapter of Okada Riders, Mohamed K. Marrah, said the sensitization was timely because the area is densely populated as residents require the right literature on preventive measures against Ebola.
Mariama Kamara, who resides around the Kissy Mental Home, expressed thanks and appreciation to the organizers, maintaining that the event went a long way to raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Kissy community.