I am going to briefly adress the topic of ebola. By now I am sure that the entire world knows what it is and how fast it is spreading across west Africa. Since March, there have been more than 1,200 cases of Ebola reported in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, in what is considered the largest Ebola outbreak in history.However What i am going to address today is how poorly this epidemic is handled in Africa. What saddens me the most is that this epidemic isn’t even taking seriously by African populations, i mean what other information do you need? This illness isn’t curable.. I am confused? i have heard all kind of stories but the one that chocked me the most is that virus was a conspiracy created by the government. I mean even if it was created to scare the population, why are people taking the risk to expose themselves to a deadly virus .. Shouldn’t they be respecting all the instructions advised by medical corps? Then again, the population isn’t the only side to blame, the government plays a big part in protecting the population. So far they are completely failing at taking preventive measures and at raising awareness about the issue. Furthermore, this topic of ebola is raising other issues that in my opinion contribute in promoting bad health in Africa; the living condition of the population being one of many. in fact the some people’s living arrangement/condition isn’t adequate to fight such an infectious disease; how is one supposed to protect themselves when they don’t even have access essential supplies such to soap and clean water. Not talking about our corrupted health system and the lack of expertise from the medical agents.
All this to say that we need to do better as individuals but we also need to do better as part of the african population. The lack of education is apparent, so i believe that each and everyone of us should take this matter in their own hands and educate their surroundings, their families and their communities. Spread the message, and do your part it could be something as little as an educational panel, a fundraising, or a collect of supply.
I was asked today why i was so obsessed with the issue of FGM ( Female genital mutilation)
To me it isn’t an obsession but a passion. I am passionate about this issue, because as a young african woman i can’t help but imagine what my life would have been today, if my parents had not stoop up when grandmothers, aunties and neighbors judged that i was old enough to be circumcised. I am passionate about this issue because some people in some parts of the world still believe in cutting as a way of controlling and oppressing female sexuality. I am passionate about this issue because millions of girls like me every year, and 6000 girls every day are at risk of suffering from FGM. I am passionate about this issue because this practice is a complete violation of women and girls right. Most importantly I am passionate about this issue because i want to fight for the eradication of this practice forever