Join with Oxfam and help stop the spread of Ebola

 

What’s happening?

In West Africa, the Ebola virus is devastating entire communities. It has taken the lives of more than 10,000 people and may have infected over 25,000.

“The crisis is reaching a turning point, and we need to support governments and communities to return to normal while keeping in place measures to protect against Ebola. The outbreak has shattered the affected countries. Economies need to be restarted, jobs and incomes are urgently needed, and health services need to be rebuilt.” – Oxfam

Ebola is spread from one person to another through exchange of bodily fluids, like sweat, saliva and blood. Preventing this chain of transmission is essential for controlling the disease.

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam has been responding by supporting communities to prevent the spread of infection, as well as providing medical facilities with water, sanitation, cleaning equipment and protective clothing. Oxfam aims to help over 3.2 million people at risk of catching the disease.

“In both Sierra Leone and Liberia, Oxfam supplies water, sanitation and hygiene materials to Ebola treatment centres and community care centres. In other countries – including Guinea Bissau, Gambia and Senegal – Oxfam and its partners have launched programmes to disseminate educational messages surrounding Ebola through posters, SMS and door-to-door outreach.” – Oxfam

Supporting Oxfam

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

Oxfam needs your help to continue with its Ebola prevention program to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

“It takes time, but little by little people understand. Now you can see the difference. Everyone washes their hands. If someone gets sick, they will send him or her to the health centre.” – Moses Dahn, Community health volunteer in Lorplay community, Liberia

Join with Oxfam and help stop the spread of Ebola:

https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/donate/help-oxfam-save-lives-in-emergencies/

 

 

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