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Fighting Ebola, ending stigma: The story of an Ebola frontline fighter in Liberia

first_imgMonrovia, 17 January 2015- Ebola fighters are arguably some of the bravest people in the world. Their resilience and persistence to combat a disease that has no known treatment or cure has been hailed everywhere. However, they remain subjected to stigma and discrimination by some of their neighbors and relatives who fear they could spread the virus. MSF’s Ebola fighter, Jackson K.P. Naimah, a physician assistant, tells his story:My wife and I live a lonely life. Our neighbors have barred their children from playing with our children – our home is a ‘no go zone’ for them. Some of them have gone as far as suspending speech with me and my wife. We’ve been isolated because we are both health workers. I work as a physician’s assistant at MSF’s ELWA 3 Ebola Management Center in Paynesville, and my wife works at the John F. Kennedy Hospital as a midwife. People accused us of being carriers of the disease. If we fall victim, will they rejoice and be happy we’re dead and gone?I lost my niece and my cousin to Ebola in July last year. But that did not discourage me from volunteering for Médecins Sans Frontières to combat the virus in Liberia over the past five months. I felt the urge as a trained physician assistant to save the vulnerable lives that have been struck. The task has not been easy. In this battle, one must always keep on the safe side or risk joining the victims. We’re not fighting Ebola blindly. We’re fighting it with our conscious-minds. Safety on the frontline depends on your carefulness and straight adherence to protocols. Mistakes are not permissible here. You constantly have to remind yourself of the things you’re ought to do in order to not get infected through touching an infected person or object.My family understands what I’m doing and supports me. Still some of our neighbors and friends do not get this. They ostracize us. It sometimes makes me wonder whether I am working for or against society.Every day spent at the Ebola management center has been heartrending. One moment a patient survives and you celebrate and then in a split second, you see another patient whom you talked to over a couple of hours ago wrapped in body bag. You finish your day emotionally devastated and psychologically traumatized. And when you return home hoping to have some gentle conversations with your neighbors and relax your mind with friends, they give you cold-shoulder instead. This feels like an unfair punishment. The people whom we work for don’t appreciate us.  I am actually looking forward to the day some of the patients I cared for will thank me for helping to save their lives. A few colleagues have left their job because of stigma. But I take this as a challenge. We cannot abandon the treatment centers. There’ll be no one to care for patients if we do. It’s our responsibility. We have hope, we are proud and we will remain very careful.Before joining Medecins Sans Frontieres Ebola Emergency mission in Liberia in August last year, Jackson K.P. Naimah worked as a vaccine co-chain officer in Liberia’s ministry of health and social welfare.For more information, please contact National Communications Officer, Adolphus Mawolo on +231 (0) 0775065941 or via email at [email protected] this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Video: Manchester City new boy scores Messi-esque goal

first_imgCuando bajas a la Champions juvenil a un jugador por el que el City ha pagado 7 millones pasa esto. Patrick Roberts: pic.twitter.com/JxVSDBsw6F— A. Gabilondo (@AS_AGabilondo) September 15, 2015//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Patrick Roberts Patrick Roberts is tipped for big things, and it’s easy to see why.The Manchester City youngster, who left Fulham for the Premier League leaders in the summer in a deal that could rise to £11m, has illustrated why he is rated so highly with a fine goal for the club’s Under-19s.Roberts didn’t make the cut for the senior side’s Champions League squad this season, but his goal against Juventus in the UEFA Youth League will almost certainly catch Manuel Pellegrini’s eye.Watch the goal below – shades of Lionel Messi?center_img 1last_img

Some Zenit fans accuse own player of getting deliberately sent off for unique reason

first_img Expect the most sensational fan displays in world football prior to kick-off in both matches A group of Zenit supporters have accused their midfielder Leandro Paredes of getting deliberately sent off last weekend against Akhmat Grozny.The Russian fans believe their Argentinian midfielder purposefully crunched an opposition player so that he would be suspended for their next match and able to return home to watch his beloved Boca Juniors – who he played for from the age of eight – take on River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final. 2 2 Leandro Paredes is a life-long Boca Juniors lover Paredes produced a horrific challenge on Ravanelli Ferreira dos Santos in the 82nd minute of his side’s 1-0 win over Akhmat and will now miss Sunday’s match against CSKA Moscow as a result.Meanwhile, back home in Argentina, his boyhood club Boca are preparing for Saturday’s first leg of ‘the final of the century’ against bitter enemies River in South America’s Champions League equivalent.The two sides have hated one another for over a century and share what many believe to be the fiercest football rivalry on planet Earth. This year, for the first time, both teams have made it all the way to the Libertadores final and so are set to bring their unique level of hatred to the ultimate stage.Leandro Paredes grew up in Boca Juniors’ academy and only left the club in 2014, hence why some Zenit fans are now speculating he deliberately picked up a red card.Despite this, there has not yet been any official investigation into these claims.last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana man John Cutliffe and a young friend in Gaza.Gaza City may be nearly 3,000 miles away from Buncrana but the tragic events happening there have been brought into sharp focus in our homes daily through our TV screens and social media.Even though many miles separate us we cannot ignore the pain and suffering of the inhabitants of the besieged city, especially innocent civilians, caught up in the deadly struggle between Hamas and the Israeli defence forces.And they don’t come any more innocent than children, hundreds of whom have been killed and many thousands injured from the fierce Israeli onslaught. For several weeks now Buncrana native John Cutliffe has been doing what he can to make life more bearable for the kids being treated in Jerusalem hospitals.His daily posts on social media show how desperate things are for the kids and the shortage of supplies in the hospitals. Musician John decided that in their time of need who better to turn to than the good people of Inishowen and his friends in the entertainment world. So Plaza for Gaza was born!On Saturday, September 6th the Plaza will be rocking to the rafters when bands and performers from near and far will take to the stage to present a musical extravaganza.Everything from jazz to trad to rock to folk will be heard on the night and a few surprises will be in store too! Headline act is the highly acclaimed Honor Heffernan and her band with popular local acts Larry and The Ladyboy’s, Don’t Fear The Natives, Studio 47 dance group, and the Passion Fruit Club DJs. More acts will be confirmed nearer the date but that’s an impressive line-up to be getting on with! All of the performers and organisers are giving their time for free and all proceeds from the night are going directly to the hospitals in Jerusalem. Indeed, Honor Heffernan is also kindly donating the proceeds from sales of her CD on the night to the fund.The money raised will all go to buy much needed equipment, medical supplies, toys and aid for the injured kids many of whom have lost everything. Tickets are on sale in a range of outlets throughout Buncrana and Inishowen or simply pay at the door on the night.An account has been opened in Buncrana Credit Union and all proceeds from Plaza for Gaza will be lodged there. After the big event the money will be electronically transferred to the bank accounts of hospitals in Jerusalem treating sick and injured children.The organisers are appealing for any businesses or individuals out there who want to help or contribute in any way to get in touch either through our Facebook page, Plaza for Gaza or Twitter @plazaforgaza.For example, one salon in Carn has offered to donate their takings on the day to the fund and other businesses have kindly offered items for raffle prizes. All donations and sponsorship will be gladly accepted and acknowledged. Please share our page to spread the word about the upcoming event in the Plaza Buncrana.The organisers are keen to point out that there is no political agenda here and the sole purpose of the event is to raise much-needed funds for innocent children.This is guaranteed to be a great night of music and a brilliant opportunity to make a meaningful and direct impact on the lives of those who have been injured, bereaved or displaced because of the crisis in Gaza.PLAZA FOR GAZA SHAPING UP TO BE THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN! was last modified: August 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGAZAJohn CutliffePlaza for Gazalast_img read more