To establish community education and environmental programmes in rural villages in Sierra Leone in order to combat Lassa Fever. ‚ÄúThe premature mass deaths of the poorest of the poor are absolutely unnecessary, absolutely avoidable.‚Äù UN special adviser Jeffrey Sachs
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What we can do * Provide clean water and effective sanitation through new wells and latrines, * Provide rat-resistant food storage containers and water bottles, * Provide tools and seeds for villagers to grow their own food, and * Provide outreach workers to teach villagers how to combat this disease and help themselves. These measures will also help to combat gastro-enteritis (the biggest killer of children in Africa together with Acute Respiratory Infection), malaria and other water mediated diseases.
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