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A Phone Call, Journal, & Bar of Soap: A Personal Impact Story of Ebola

11 Oct

Recently, I came across a great piece written by good friend Moiyattu Banya. moiWhen asked, Moiyattu describes herself as a feminist, writer and digital mover and shaker. Currently, she teaches “Women Studies” courses at Temple University and does consulting work for social enterprises in West Africa. As a native of Sierra Leone, the current Ebola health crisis in West Africa is much more than a media epidemiological case study. Quite to the contrary,  this recent outbreak hits very close to home.

The following is her story as told to the “African Women’s Development Fund” (AWDF) which highlights just one of the many ongoing stories on the ground  in Sierra Leone as  young women, neighbors, families, and the government band together to tackle Ebola and the spread of this deadly illness in our global community.

For more work from Ms. Banya, follow her via Twitter @Wcaworld or via her blog.