THINK, UNFPA, Partners to Document Female Ebola Survivors Experience

first_imgA documentation that is expected to highlight challenges facing female Ebola survivors and how to resolve those constraints  will shortly be launched in the country by United  Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), donor partners and several government Ministries in the country.Making the disclosure at a daylong  forum in Tubmanburg, Bomi County recently, Mrs. Rosana Shaack, executive director of Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK),  said her organization had already begun collating information from Ebola survivors, especially females who, she said, had gone through traumatic situations at different Ebola Treatment Units  (ETU), and were experiencing stigmatization from community dwellers.“UNFPA, Swedish government, Ministries of Gender and Development, Health and other donor partners really want to document what you people are facing, after been discharged from your various ETUs and how best they can help to integrate you into the communities without experiencing stigmatization,” Madam Shaacks said.“This forum is intended for our partners to know your situations and how they can help you find a way to solve them,” she added. “You have to share your experiences and what is affecting you most, after you left your ETU centers.”The THINK executive director   continued, “They want to know how you have been surviving and coping with your post-Ebola trauma as well as life in your communities.”Madam Shaack pointed out that “neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone are still affected with the Ebola virus, and as such, Liberians need to practice still the preventive measures prescribed by the health authorities.She then lauded government and the Bomi County Health Team for their efforts to help contain the deadly virus in the county.According to her, she would extend the exercise to several other counties, naming Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Bong, Nimba and Montserrado as initial ones.These activities, she said, which run from March 9-21 are being funded by the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WHEELCHAIR USER ATTACKED GARDAI WHEN STOPPED FOR DRINK-DRIVING

first_imgA wheelchair user attacked a Garda after he was stopped for drink-driving.Letterkenny court.Thomas Scarlett, 34, punched a Garda in the stomach and then threw himself out of his wheelchair twice after being taken to Letterkenny Garda station. Gardai Elaine Gordon and and Paul McGee were tipped off that Scarlett had been drinking in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny before driving off.They stopped Scarlett, 34, in his specially-adapted car at Drumbarnett Lower, Manorcunningham on September 11th, 2012.Garda Gordon said she immediately smelled alcohol from Scarlett who became very abusive.He began shouting obscenities at the officers and then punched Garda Gordon in the stomach when he was being helped out of his car.He then refused to get out of the Garda patrol car when taken to Letterkenny Garda station and acknowledge the member in charge.When he was taken into the station he threw him out of his wheelchair twice and then complained of a sore back.Scarlett, of 7 Ballinagard Crescent, Culmore, Derry, was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital but he refused to be treated.He was then taken back to Letterkenny Garda station but was abusive to ambulance personnel on the way back.He eventually undertook a breath test where a reading of 52micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath was recorded.Judge Paul Kelly asked was Scarlett going to be permanently in a wheelchair and he was told he was after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident.He was fined €250 and disqualified from driving for two years.WHEELCHAIR USER ATTACKED GARDAI WHEN STOPPED FOR DRINK-DRIVING was last modified: March 27th, 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:donegalJudge Paul KellyThomas Scarlettwheelchairlast_img read more