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Many people, particularly children, in the African countries die from vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, whooping cough, polio, rubella and tetanus. Vaccination is one of the most cost effective health interventions to avoid deaths due to such diseases. This year, the African Vaccination week is being observed from 23-29 April under the theme ‘’Saves Lives, Prevent disabilities. Vaccinate’’.
Lack of hygiene and sanitation has resulted in the outbreak of cholera in Sierra Leone, infecting over 10,000 people and causing deaths of hundreds, since the beginning of this year. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the “rate of new cases has accelerated rapidly since the beginning of August.” The President of Sierra Leone has declared the escalating cholera epidemic a “humanitarian crisis”. There is an urgent need to contain this disease and treat those infected, as the death toll continues to increase.
Muslim Aid has come to the assistance of the survivors of serious floods in Sierra Leone.
"The people were displaced and they were living in temporary accommodation," explained S.J. Momoh, Executive-Director of Hands Empowering the Less-Privileged (HELP) in Sierra Leone. "We asked Muslim Aid for help to give relief to these people. Their response to the relief effort was welcome."
In August, there was a flood in the district of Pujehin, which is located in the southern part of Sierra Leone.
Three years after a brutal civil war terrorised Sierra Leone, and destroyed its infrastructure, a ray of light shines through the devastation.
Many schools were ruined, and children were more concerned with surviving than going to school, so their education naturally took a back seat. But that has ended with the conclusion of the 11-year civil war, and Muslim Aid came to the assistance of some orphans in need of education in the war-ravaged West African country.
The first batch of orphans who were helped by Muslim Aid will graduate this year, and move on to junior school.