Faculty of Health and Social Care Guest Lecture

19th Oct 2016, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

Stop Ebola Now ! Help Symbol: African Children Asking Assistance

‘The impact of ebola virus on families and children in Sierra Leone, and a community’s response’ – Dr James Bunn and Alieu Badara Mansaray

Dr James Bunn, Consultant paediatrician, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital James has worked in Sierra Leone in 1987, 2001 and is linked to the Waterloo Partnership (UK), a Liverpool Charity who support a number of community projects in Waterloo, Sierra Leone, an area just outside Freetown, the capital.

He has interests in infectious diseases, and nutrition. He has been clinical senior lecturer at Liverpool School of Tropical medicine. He is about to move to Sierra Leone where he will be lead for child health with WHO.

Mr Alieu Badara Mansaray was an MP for Waterloo, Sierra Leone, and more recently was Chair of the Western Rural District Council. He has since 2005 been the chair of the Waterloo Partnership (SL). During the ebola virus epidemic he was chair of the logistics committee of the District Ebola Response group, responsible for surveillance, contact tracing and supply of food and other basic supplies to  over 1120 people quarantined in their homes. The charity has since been involved in post ebola projects including the care, and schooling of a large number of orphaned children. He is visiting the UK, invited by the Waterloo Partnership (UK).

This event forms part of the Global Midwifery Lecture Series