The DRC needs our help to tackle Ebola | Letter

As a veteran door knocker with Christian Support’s crimson envelopes, I used to be horrified to learn in regards to the worsening Ebola disaster within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Document, 15 Would possibly). The ultimate Ebola outbreak, in Sierra Leone, left that nation with an enormous debt to the IMF, for loans taken directly to combat the illness. That cash remains to be being repaid, leaving Sierra Leone’s healthcare programmes, similar to they’re, even worse off. In a rustic of seven million other people there are 130 medical doctors.

Sierra Leone is the point of interest of this 12 months’s Christian Support Week, aiming to fund extra well being clinics to cut back the selection of girls who die in childbirth – these days 10 an afternoon. A part of the marketing campaign is a petition asking the federal government to foyer the IMF to cancel this debt. Please signal it at the Christian Support Week website online.

I am hoping to God that the DRC receives the lend a hand it wishes to finish the struggle and handle Ebola and its many different issues – together with having a look after the rainforest for all our sakes.

What a tragic international. Then again, I’ll be out door knocking once more this night time.
Frances Middleton
Honingham, Norfolk

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