Jo Dunlop is a UNICEF consultant based in Sierra Leone.
When I first met Alhassan Kemokai in early August, he had just overcome a 12-day battle with Ebola.
Alhassan was beaming that day. Bounding out of the Ebola treatment ward at Kenema Hospital, Sierra Leone, the 34-year-old father was met by a rowdy chorus of cheers and singing. Standing in front of a small crowd of family, friends and local media, Alhassan announced: “to see myself out [of the Ebola ward], I’m very excited. I’m very happy.”
Did you know that you can Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF on American Airlines international flights this October? For the sixth consecutive Halloween, UNICEF’s Change for Good program on American Airlines will join forces with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s longest running campaign, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, which gives kids and adults the power to improve children’s lives around the world.
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