Isatu Timbo -Nwokedi, who is a Goodwill Ambassador and Philanthropist, makes this donation which cost over one hundred thousand United States Dollars, geared towards saving people from dying from the Ebola virus.“I love my country, I love my people and I want to see them healthy and happy”, she said. The Registered Nurse hoped that these medical supplies will help in the elimination of the disease and save more lives.
“I will be ok if I can save one lives from this Ebola disease”, adding that even though she in United States, she always praying and calling for more international support for the people of Sierra Leone for this menace to come to an end so that the people will live happily again.
Madam Nwokedi, as a Goodwill Ambassador, has been a strong supporter towards the Free Health Care Initiative through helping the Office of the First Lady with medical supplies in her Women In Safer Health Project.
Receiving the items, Project Coordinator, Office of the First Lady, Florence Sesay, thanked the Goodwill Ambasador for her continued support in help saving lives expecially women and children.
She assured that the medical supplies will be distributed for its rightful purposes to treatment centers and hospitals in the country.
Since the outbreak started last year, the Office of the First Lady , has responded promptly by undertaking programs and activities that will halt the transmission of the disease.
Late Last year, Isatu Timbo-Nwokedi, attended the campaign reception of Congresswoman, Maxine Waters who is running for re-election to represent the 43rd District in California. The reception was well attended by council members, community leaders, representatives of renowned International Non-Profit Organizations including; Rotary International, members of the Business Community in California, the local media and celebrity publicists.
As always, Madam.Timbo, the successful Business Woman and Philanthropist and Goodwill Ambassador used this opportunity to make a case for more help in the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone and to other affected African Countries.
She highlighted that, Ebola can only be eradicated when substantial financial, logistical and technical resources are directed to the affected countries ( Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia)- “the world need to deal with the Ebola problem at the root cause and only then the rest of the world will feel safe.”
Isatu Timbo went further to state that, ” EBOLA is killing our people in their thousands and the world is running out of time. So, the only way out is for the world to act now.” Isatu Timbo’s statement was very moving and guests at the event find it hard to contain their emotions on the seriousness of the Ebola situation as presented by the Goodwill Ambassador. Interestingly, some of guests at the event had the opportunity for the first time to interact directly with people who hail from Ebola affected countries.
In response to Madam. Timbo’s statement, the proactive and energetic Congresswoman, Maxine Waters acknowledged the seriousness of the Ebola Crisis and made a commitment to add her voice to the call for urgent help. She further expressed her willingness to work with Isatu Timbo in developing strategies to help with the Housing Infrastructure problems in Sierra Leone. The Congresswoman emphasized her passion to help the homeless women and children who have lost loved ones and breed winners to the Ebola epidemic.
During the networking session, members of the non- profit sector committed to hold further talks with Sierra Leone’s Goodwill Ambassador in mobilizing the much needed medical supplies to be shipped to Sierra Leone urgently so as to help with the deteriorating situation in the small West African State.
STORY BY Abibatu Kamara OF AWOKO
PHOTOS BY COCORIOKO