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Ebola Response: Project Black Ankh

In accordance with our mission and in response to the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Africa, the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) launched  Project Black Ankh, an international fundraising and community health education campaign designed to meet the critical needs of our people in Sierra Leone, where Ebola was  on the rise.
The key features of Project Black Ankh included:

  1. AAPDEP medical staff- lead training of 30 Sierra Leone-based community health workers in Ebola prevention and identification
  2. Identification of Ebola survivors and the families of those who have succumbed to the disease
  3. Distribution of food items, medical and sanitation supplies to 50 EVD affected homes, and
    Psychosocial counseling in affected communities in an effort to help families and individuals reintegrate into their communities without stigma


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