NEWS: According to the World Health Organizaztion, "...as of 11 November 2014, a total of 14,408 EVD cases including 5,176 deaths have been reported from six West African coun-tries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leo-ne, Nigeria, Senegal and Mali)...New cases were reported from Guinea, Liberia and Mali."
BRUSSELS (AP) — Red Cross officials helping to lead the fight against Ebola in West Africa said Monday the virus is still spreading, and they're having trouble recruiting health care workers to combat it.
Antoine Petitbon of the French Red Cross said that it's easier for him to recruit people to go to Iraq, despite the security hazards there...Sixty percent of people it signs up to work in the Ebola zone subsequently back out due to pressure from families and friends. END OF NEWS.
Now, imagine living in a society where you are afraid to shake your neighbor's hands, dared not to hug them, or only use pubic transportation while wearing a clove and a mask - on a daily basis? And because the people are very poor, most people do not have private means of transportation to work. So, venturing out of your house, every day, is like playing with a loaded gun, and knowing that it can go off at any time, and in any direction. This is exactly how it feels to live in Ebola zones.
We believe in providing preventive accessories and education to prevent contact with the Ebola virus, in the first place. We have been shipping some items to Africa, to help support prevention. We have shipped containers of items like bleach to wash hands, sanitizers for mobility, gloves for sensitive environments, masks to those who have coughs, thermometers to check body temperatures, and more.
Generally, once anyone is diagnosed with the Ebola virus, they become outcasts from friends and families, even after they have been treated and become free of the virus. Our Social workers working with the local charities and medical teams, are providing stress management workshops, and also helping in educating both the medical workers and the patients, and in helping them to return to normal life.