The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has killed thousands and destabilized Liberia as well as other countries at the epi-center of the epidemic namely Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Though Senegal and Nigeria were declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), Senegal is as well concerned about her neighbors in the sub-region and other parts of the African Continent.
While Senegal has fortunately managed to avoid the outbreak, the country wants to remain constantly alert to stay safe, and therefore, in consultation with her partners (Africare/Senegal) thinks they have to do more to support their “brothers and sisters in the region.”
As such, today, November 14, Africare/Senegal will host the “Stop Ebola Benefit Concert,” which is expected to be one of the first major Ebola-focused events on the continent.
The aim, according to Africare’s latest newsletter, is to raise awareness of the Ebola outbreak and at same time, to raise funds to conduct community surveillance and sensitization in Liberia, Guinea, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
The concert, awareness and fundraising activities will be climaxed with a walk on Sunday, November 16 starting from Dakar’s main football stadium to Africare’s headquarters in Dakar, where most other activities highlighting the event will be held.
Africare has invited to join the event the famous Senegalese musician, Pape Diouf, and other talented artists to Stop Ebola in its Tracks!