By: Abdullah Hakim Quick
“Why has the world taken so long to react to the Ebola plague that is spreading in West Africa? And Muslms don’t you realize that there are millions of Muslims in this region in desperate need of our assistance? Try to do something even make a sincere dua (prayer) that Almighty Allah will lift this evil from these lands and bring security, peace and rain!!!”
“Here are some of the beautiful Muslim children that I interacted with in Freetown, Sierra Leone just a few years ago. ” Oh Allah please hear our Dua.”
Volunteer Sierra Leone is helping refurbish Muslim schools throughout Sierra Leone to provide good education to some of the poorest people in the world. Current projects include building a new school for Castle Farm Primary School and refurbishment of over 65 muslims schools.
Global medical charity Doctors Without Borders has given warning that the Ebola crisis in West Africa is “unprecedented, absolutely out of control”, as states across the world took steps to prevent its spread.
Bart Janssens, the charity’s director of operations, warned there was no overarching vision of how to tackle the outbreak, in an interview with Belgium’s La Libre Belgiquenewspaper.
“This epidemic … can only get worse, because it is still spreading, above all in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in some very important hotspots,” Janssens said.
Medical facilities are fiercely battling the world’s largest outbreak of the deadly disease.
By: Tommy Trenchard
In Sierra Leone’s Kailahun province, the world’s largest Ebola outbreak continues to spread through remote villages. One of the few lines of defence comes from a treatment centre run by the charity Medicins sans Frontieres (MSF).
While there is no specific cure for the disease, treatment of its symptoms can significantly reduce its fatality rate. With an overstreched team and a series of logisitical obstacles inherent in treating a contagious virus in a remote location, the centre is doing what it can.
“It’s promising to see that the limited amount of things we can do is having such a major effect,” says MSF’s Dr Tim Jagatic. “We’re bringing down the mortality rate significantly”. About four out of 10 patients at the center will survive, he says. A huge improvement from the 10 percent survivial rate in previous outbreaks.