Sierra Leone hosts first ebola survivors conference in Kenema

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Participants at Sierra Leone's first ebola survivors conference in Kenema, Eastern Sierra Leone in October 2014 was organized by UNICEF in white is the Minister of Gender and Social Welfare M. Kaikai
Participants at Sierra Leone's first ebola survivors conference in Kenema, Eastern Sierra Leone in October 2014 was organized by UNICEF in white is the Minister of Gender and Social Welfare M. Kaikai
Participants at Sierra Leone’s first ebola survivors conference in Kenema, Eastern Sierra Leone in October 2014 was organized by UNICEF in white is the Minister of Gender and Social Welfare M. Kaikai
Minister of Social Welfare speaking with an ebola survivor who lost her whole family to the outbreak at the ebola survivors conference in Sierra Leone
Minister of Social Welfare speaking with an ebola survivor who lost her whole family to the outbreak at the ebola survivors conference in Sierra Leone
Participants at Ebola Survivors conference in Sierra Leone close with a dance - Oct 2014
Participants at Ebola Survivors conference in Sierra Leone close with a dance – Oct 2014
Ebola survivors conference in Sierra Leone
Ebola survivors conference in Sierra Leone

Ebola survivors conference in Sierra Leone Ebola Survivors Conference in Sierra Leone

Forty ebola survivors were in Kenema, in Eastern Sierra Leone yesterday attending the first ebola survivors conference. The two-day conference was organized by UNICEF in partnership with the Ministry of Gender and Social Welfare. The goal of the conference was to collect testimonials from the survivors on their experiences at the management centers, and to understand the kind of assistance now needed. More than half of the survivors were women, including one survivor who had lost her entire family in the outbreak.

The Minister of Social Welfare, Mr. Kaikai said that the government intends to support some 1000 survivors across the country with preference given to those in Kenema and Kailahun. Each survivor present signed a register, and was given a mobile phone.

(With reporting from Safiatu Tunis)

  • whatever they throw at us the African will survive.We survived smallpox that was brought to Africa and slavery and many other evils. Now we also have troops of all kinds coming in to help save the day hnmmmm, confusion and fear is in the hearts of the African people.