LATEST NEWS : Waterloo, Sierra Leone
A lot has been happening in Waterloo! Since our Trustees met four weeks ago and approved funding for further projects, Alieu Mansaray (Chair, WPSL) and his team have been very busy initiating and supervising a variety of ‘post-Ebola’ projects.
- Completion of the Hope well with a protective wall.
- Two further Health Education meetings held, at Bolima and Benguema villages.
- Two new groups of women farmers supplied with seeds, tools and fertiliser. Eight new groups helped in all.
- Completion of the emergency feeding programme for 50 vulnerable adults and their dependants.
- Groundnut planting, to provide food security for the guardians of the 30 Ebola orphans.
- School fees/ charges paid for the 40 children in our ‘uniform scheme’ to return to school this term.
- All 70 children continued to receive food parcels twice weekly, thanks to Aminata Mansaray and her team.
- Survivors with post-Ebola eye symptoms sent to the Health Centre for referral to the Kissy Eye Hospital for treatment.
- Waterloo has had only two new cases of Ebola since the end of March. Both were sexual contacts of a male survivor.
- Elsewhere in Sierra Leone local outbreaks continue in Freetown, Port Loko, and Kambia on the Guinea border. Some are still caused by unsafe funeral practices.
- There is concern that sometimes the chain of transmission cannot be identified.
- The number of new cases reported nationally each week has not decreased in the last two months.
- Ebola has not gone away, and is at risk of becoming entrenched in Sierra Leone.