Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ebola: Ose to Ose Ebola Tok...

Today marks the start of the nationwide House-to-House Family Sensitization on Ebola Campaign in Sierra Leone. The campaign is entitled 'Ose to Ose Ebola tok' and is scheduled for the 18th - 21st of September. Three of these days (19th-21st) will be stay at home days for the entire population, except for health care workers and those sensitizing the public.

The main objective is to reverse the trend of new Ebola cases as well as to enhance interpersonal communication and engagement of communities in the fight against Ebola. In total 28,544 (7136 teams of 4 people) will be mobilized across Sierra Leone. 

While the situation continues to worsen in Sierra Leone, it is important that communication is clear and people work together to fight Ebola. Let us hope that these days will be effective and that more people will come to realize  how real Ebola is and what needs to be done to break the chain of transmission.

Let us pray for peace in the country. The fact that people will need to stay at home for 3 days straight can pose many challenges. For some, it will be difficult to ensure that there is enough food and water available in their household. Pray for God's provision for these people and that this will not lead to any rioting. Pray for cooperation and understanding amongst the general public and for wisdom and protection of those leading and participating in the delivery of this campaign.

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