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How members of rotary had risen to the challenge of ebola

Our speaker on Tuesday, 8th november, 2016, was Malcolm Goodson who is the District International Committee Chairman and also a member of the Norwich St. Edmund Rotary Club.   His subject was “Rotary and Ebola”.    He told us that two years ago, Hilary King, when she was on the District International Committee, decided that she would do something about Ebola.   She had visited Sierra Leone and was appalled by the depravation there and how bad the conditions were.   There were reported some eleven thousand deaths from the decease including some of the workers.  Schools had to share toilet facilities and many were closed leaving some 10,000 children out of education and roaming the streets.  Hilary died twelve months ago and Malcolm was determined to carry on the good work that she had begun and has since been responsible for obtaining and providing aid and he was able to report that by United Nations Day last year over 2000 children had received treatment and had been put back into education.  This is a good example of many of the projects undertaken by Rotary both at home and abroad and Malcolm was praised and thanked by Rtn Rex Stedman for the help his committee had given.