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Please pay attention to Ebola and its consequences!

Posted December 9, 2014 no picture lilykwo

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Everyday there is someone, who suffers the loss of a important person such as a friend or a family member. Currently, this situation becomes more intense, especially in Africa. One of the main killers of these people is Ebola. Before we talk about the consequences, we have to know — What is Ebola?Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. First, the virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and then it spreads in the human population through...

Ebola Virus? keep action!

Posted November 28, 2014 no picture Beatrix Cendana

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Ebola's term comes from the Ebola River in Congo. Ebola is the most famous topic among the countries, especially in Western Africa and this disease has spread quickly. All of the people were trying to treat all of the patients who are sick. But no wonder they will be contagious by this disease. How should we take action when we know the first symptom of Ebola? Ebola's symptoms can start with fever and headache or like a flu and become worse when bleeding and difficult breathi...

Let's fight together to conquer Ebola

Posted November 5, 2014 no picture Salem_Connect_Zambia

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Every morning someone somewhere suffers the loss of a loved one. One of the main killers of these people is Ebola. Many children have been left orphans, and this has caused a very big hindrance in the in the lives of the these children. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 13,500 Ebola cases have been recorded. It has been estimated that the cases might reach 20,000 by the end of November 2014. This has pushed me to participate in the spreading of the symptoms of the...

This is time for us to show them our support, not judge them.

Posted November 4, 2014 Avatar Eric Mbotiji

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Last night I was listening to BBC on radio and I heard Grammy Award winning artist from Benin, West Africa, Angelique Kidjo talk about being in New York with few friends for Halloween. She said that she got into a shop and people noticed her African accent, they inquired from her and she told them she’s from Benin in West Africa. Their immediate reaction was to distance themselves from her, calling her the “Ebola woman”. Listening to her I broke with tears and I imag...

Ebola versus education

Posted October 31, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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By Kamanda (19), Plan Global Youth Advisory Panel (GYAP) member. Just 12 years ago my country started revitalising its education system after the civil war had destroyed almost everything. Today, the deadly Ebola virus is destroying our education systems once again. Schools have closed down indefinitely and lessons or classes are banned. Our tutors are paid but they give no lessons, some of them no longer study or research their own subjects. Candidates of external exams...

“I’m the first person to come back alive” - David (11)

Posted October 31, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Laying on a wall at the management center for the Ebola response in Port Loko, Sierra Leone, David* says he feels gloomy. The 11-year old boy has just arrived from the Kenema Hospital where he and his brothers and sister spent the hardest days of their lives fighting against the virus. It took them an entire day to come back from Kenema, and it will take them again two hours to go to their village. Waiting patiently for transportation, David starts telling the story, the one of a f...

Ebola: How selfish can we be?

Posted October 24, 2014 Avatar María Barba

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There are people behind the numbers. There is devastation as Ebola outbreak is ravaging communities across West Africa. The real problem is there, where resources and humanitarian aid are needed in the first place. (As an example, there are 10 ambulances for 500.000 people) The first cases of people that contracted Ebola outside West Africa have triggered all the alarms. And that has lead to a huge display in Europe and North America. The developed world had not planned an...

“I’m happy to see my dad”, says Ibrahim* in a radiant smile. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for quite some time now”, explains the 9-year boy, holding tightly his brother in his arms. Ibrahim* and Abdul* are about to leave the UNICEF-supported Interim Care Center where they were living since they were discharged from the Ebola Treatment Center, one week ago. Their father, Hassan*, was still under treatment and both children had to wait until he recovered. This h...

Tafala* is sitting outside the ‘high-risk area’ of the Ebola Treatment Unit in Kenema, Eastern region, a hotspot in Sierra Leone. Greeting visitors with a big smile, she slowly start explaining. “I have lost my parents, all my family died because of Ebola. Only the children survived so far. Two of my brothers recovered and were discharged, their blood tests came negative. They’re staying with our auntie, waiting for us: two others boys (6 and 2), Awa* (one year) and I a...

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