Let Us Not Forget Ebola: Three Pictures
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This past weekend, I stumbled upon these 3 pictures taken by the Agence France-Presse (AFP) international news agency. The pictures reminded me that ebola although eradicated from Nigeria, was still ravaging our brothers and sisters in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. But the last picture … that brought a small smile to my face.
LIBERIA, Monrovia : A member of the NGO U Foundation leaves a house after visiting quarantined family members suffering from the Ebola virus, on October 16, 2014 in Monrovia. Liberian doctors and nurses at the frontline of the Ebola epidemic returned to work on October 15, 2014 after a two-day strike demanding hazard pay in the country hardest hit by the crisis. Liberia has been the hardest hit by the epidemic, with 2,458 deaths out of 4,249 cases, about half the global total, according to World Health Organization figures. AFP PHOTO / ZOOM DOSSO
SIERRA LEONE, Freetown : A health worker from Sierra Leone’s Red Cross Society Burial Team 7 carries the corpse of a child in Freetown on November 12, 2014. Red Cross has been providing a safe and dignified burial, with teams of 9 or 10 including a beneficiary communicator in charge of addressing the community, explaining how to protect from the Ebola virus and reassuring relatives that all due respect is given for the dead body and granting them access to the burial. AFP PHOTO/ FRANCISCO LEONG
SIERRA LEONE, Kenema : Health workers wearing protective equipment dance as they try to cheer up an Ebola patient at Kenama treatment center run by the Red cross Society on November 15, 2014. Ebola-hit Sierra Leone faces social and economic disaster as gains made since the country’s ruinous civil war are wiped out by the epidemic, according to a major study released on November 15, 2014. Ebola has killed more than 5,000 people, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and is expected to hit economic growth in the region, as border closures and stigma disrupt the flow of goods and people.
AFP PHOTO/ FRANCISCO LEONG
Written By Okechukwu Ofili of ofilispeaks.com
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