Ebola, the Fight Goes On
In a recent eNewsletter we asked for Clubs to let us know what they were doing to help the fight of Ebola in West Africa. The UK has adopted Sierra Leone and there is progress there but it is slow.
Two Clubs reported on initiatives they took to combatnthis terrible disease.
Nailsea and Backwell went onto the streets in November and collected £1,021.09 which was sent to DEC and this sum is matched by The UK Government as UKAid.
Worcester Wychavon kindly sent a donation to The Rotary Club of Marlow who are working with the Rotary Club of Monrovia in Liberia to provide essential equipment to alleviate suffering and contain the virus.
The Rotary Club of Marlow is co-ordinating a country wide collection for Liberia and we were informed on Saturday January 3 that it was about to reach £80,000. This money is being turned into real practical help on the ground in Monrovia.
As Editor of the national magazine I have spoken recently to a number of agencies providing aid and relief in these countries. It would seem that the long term objective is to provide community health centres for the prevention and containment of Ebola by educating the people in remote communities.
The immediate aim to to stop the spread and the medium to long term objective is to prevent this sort of epidemic ever happening again