Meeting on Ebola in Africa

On 21 and 22 September2014, a meeting was held at the Curia of the St Augustine, Africa Province in Accra, Ghana,  to discuss the Ebola epidemic  situation in Sierra Leone and Liberia, countries where the Order is present. Participants included:

On behalf of the General Curia

Bro Pascal AHODEGNON, General Counsellor chargedwith the Africa region 

Bro André SENE,  Secretary General

On behalf of the provincial Curia of the Province of St Augustine 

Bro Barthelemy KAMARA, Superior of the Province of St Augustine, Africa

Bro John OPPONG, First Counsellor of the Province of St Augustine, Africa

Bro Paulinus TOH KISAM, Provincial Secretary of the Province of St Augustine, Africa

Mr Valentine BRUKU, Chairman of the financialcommittee of the Province of St Augustine, Africa

On behalf of the Juan Ciudad foundation

Bro Jose Maria VIADERO, Executive Director of the foundation

Dr Guillermo VASQUEZ MATA an infectologist whose association has signed a memorandum of agreement with the foundation.

Main purpose of the tripartite meeting was to review the situation and identify courses of action responding to the needs of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Our centres in both countries have been seriously affected and even forced to close provisionally. 

Despite the difficult situation facing its mission in the two countries, the Order remains convinced that its presence must be maintained in order to continue providing assistance to populations which need its help more than ever.

The Order is, however, aware of the fact that it cannot go it alone. It needs the support and assistance of public authorities and local public services as well as the help of its partners.

With faith and confidence, we continue to put this harsh reality in the hands in the hands of the Lord, imploring His divine providence to bring about a prompt solution to this epidemic and relieve, as soon as possible, the suffering of the populations concerned.

 

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