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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

America’s shameful ebola ignorance: The troubling truth about our attitude toward the virus - Salon.com#comments

America’s shameful ebola ignorance: The troubling truth about our attitude toward the virus - Salon.com#comments

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The role of the healer in any country



MyPOV: I find this article from SS @ Salon to be enlightening, controversial, and disturbing.

Many interesting and provocative points are made on universal health care in Africa, and in the

US not in Europe; that our ignorance of the recent Ebola outbreak is due to racism and compassion

fatigue. I wished the medical sociologist had stayed on this point rather than bringing in a messy

religious argument, politics of health care in both African and American systems. Too much ground

was covered in this article, yet valuable points were made. **

Secondly, the treat a deadly virus in any country must bring national systems together to work through

causes, prevention, and treatment. Isolation of the virus itself seems reasonable. Not all Western methods of medicine work in Africa social systems; the extended family is a positive experience, unlike America's somewhat dysfunctional family ties - so with treatment and care of the sick. Yes, acknowledgment of a problem is a start - and in the Ebola outbreak, the value of extended families

may be a drawback. In addition, the ecology of systems, natural or man-made, are much different.

Respect for these differences can be part of the solution of the Ebola outbreak. **

The role of spirituality in health is very important in a sense of well being and often ignored in US health care: alternative holistic health care in the US often is devalued by the medical establishment, and only recently,are acupuncture, massage, multi vitamins/enzymes and more even discussed in a medical office. Pharmaceuticals and medical corporations undermine the quality of a medical doctor in the US. **

On the other hand, in my experience, in West Africa, living in the villages, the Zoes and traditional

healers are powerful enough and not always  'modern' scientific thinkers. Herbs do heal as the Chinese medicine has known for ancient years. Healers live in both African and American

cultures. In the recent Ebola outbreak in three countries, all of which use traditional healers, it

might be advantageous to bring the traditional and modern healers in conference and conversation

to form a unified front to - our Friends of Daniel 'mission' to Defeat Ebola.**

Finally, something as practical as enough good washing soaps may be a simple, helpful exchange of

respect, trust, and friendship between cultures and countries.

-end-

njvm/American Mom

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

America’s shameful ebola ignorance: The troubling truth about our attitude toward the virus - Salon.com

America’s shameful ebola ignorance: The troubling truth about our attitude toward the virus - Salon.com

www.friendsofdaniel.blogspot.com www.allafrica.comwww.onliberia.org #ebolaoutbreak #ebola

allAfrica.com (allafrica) on Twitter

allAfrica.com (allafrica) on Twitter

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See SALON article on American ignorance of Ebola virus

West Africa Map of Striken EBOLA cases
"Bushmeat" Fruit Bat
Stay away Causes EBOLA
Ebola health workers - Bravo!
Protective gear and soaps and medicines needed
 
Blessings,
Collection of castile, Dr Bronner's soaps, lye soap, pods of bleach
American Mom, Colorado USA
For Liberian distribution at this time
Our contacts are in Liberia
DEFEAT EBOLA

Twitter / WHO: WHO anthropologist Sylvain ...

Twitter / WHO: WHO anthropologist Sylvain ...

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Request for recommended soaps please

And contacts with local tropical disease institute, University of Colorado

2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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On Wikipedia 2014 Defeat EBOLA



Soap Collection

Monday, July 21, 2014

Donations Needed Castile Bar Soaps, Bleach packets for DEFEAT EBOLA

www.friendsofdaniel.blogspot.com www.allafrica.com www.onliberia.org #ebolaoutbreak #ebola Friends of Daniel Online has a request for you. After a phone conversation with Liberia this weekend, we wish to ship a box of Castile Bar Soaps, scented, Disinfectant Sanitizers, and Bleach Laundry Pods to LIBERIA to Daniel and a church in Monrovia. Ebola virus has not to date been defeated in three West African nations, and prevention is the key. The deadly killer Ebola virus is unprecedented in West Africa. Ship by July 30 to Liberia. See links to send your soaps to DEFEAT EBOLA. Use Contact Form or Subscribe FOD via Kindlestore /blogs

allAfrica.com: West Africa: FAO Warns of Fruit Bat Risk in West African Ebola Epidemic (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: West Africa: FAO Warns of Fruit Bat Risk in West African Ebola Epidemic (Page 1 of 2)

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DEFEAT EBOLA

See Chat with Daniel from this Weekend

Need more Castile Soaps, Bleach packets...to DONATE

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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DEFEAT EBOLA

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Thoughts and prayers to our friends and Daniel and family in Liberia.

Be well. Have a box to send off.

To Daniel on Fathers











Fathers

"Train up a child

in the way he should go

and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

~proverbs

Saturday, July 19, 2014

‘There is no such thing as Ebola’ - The Washington Post

Today Daniel and I talked for forty five minutes

and it was wonderful, loving, and joyful for us both.

Blessings.

~American Mom



DEFEAT EBOLA virus.



‘There is no such thing as Ebola’ - The Washington Post

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WHO states EBOLA Warning Signs

www.friendsofdaniel.blogspot.com www.allafrica.com www.onliberia.org #ebolaoutbreak #ebola Deadly Ebola Virus •The Ebola virus has one of the highest fatality rates—up to 90%. There is no vaccine and no cure. •Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with blood, body fluids and tissues of infected persons. Bodies can remain contagious for up to 60 days. •Ebola has an incubation period of 2-12 days. Symptoms include fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. •There are five strains of Ebola virus, three of which have been associated with large outbreaks of the virus in Africa. *Source: WHO

AmeriCares: Ebola Outbreak Requires Urgent Deliveries of Medicines and Protective Gear

Urgent: Medical Supplies and Medicines Needed



AmeriCares: Ebola Outbreak Requires Urgent Deliveries of Medicines and Protective Gear

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AddThis - Get likes, get shares, get followers

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The First 24 Hour Shift | Doctors without borders

The First 24 Hour Shift | Doctors without borders

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Hope in a Cup of Tea



Phone Call with Daniel

Daniel & American Mom by Phone

www.friendsofdaniel.blogspot.com www.allafrica.com www.onliberia.org #ebolaoutbreak #ebola DEFEAT EBOLA Colorado-July 19, 2014. (c) 2014 njvm All Rights Reserved. Permission granted in writing only. American Mom and Daniel Talk By Phone. I reached Daniel by phone, my time 5:30 AM MDT. Saturday. Liberian time, around noon. Daniel was in the car and asked me to call back in thirty minutes. He said, he is fine, healthy, as his family of seven. In his car, at home, at church, he uses sanitizers' 'squirts' to prevent Ebola virus. At home, chlorine and soaps (from the supermarkets)are used for washing, bathing with bottles of sanitizers. Yes, he could use some special soaps! He is sending me via email the church address for a Global Express package. Package ideas? The Liberian handshake, a complex maneuever of fingers and palms together, is so common and a friendly way of greeting another, he said, sometimes we forget to use the sanitizer first. I stressed that the Ebola virus was that serious to always remember the disinfectant, the sanitizer, the soap, and the chlorine. In 90% cases, Ebola virus means death. That was hard to share. Perhaps, if at all, he seemed impatient with this Ebola business and Daniel is a mild-mannered man with a congenial smile. As if, how long is the Ebola going to last? There was no answer suitable. Daniel who just returned from a business trip (his first at this new job) from Indonesia, in Jakarta, and knews places where my own Dutch family was born and raised. Synchronicity. Again, he said the family is fine. He works so hard at his new promotion that he had to drop out of evening program in M.A. Peace Studies. Daniel is up for the minimum retirement of 25 years at the Civil Service agency this year. He wants to keep working as an option. The Liberian dollar is 90 to $1.00 US, so very soft. The use what they make. And the girls, Nancy Kumba and Siah, are at a charter school and their fees have increased. He was disturbed by the demise of Delta Airlines, and he said now, Air France. I am not sure is this economical, or virus related. Access to travel for Daniel and his job and to American friends coming in are a concern to him. Will look into this for him. Yes, his office computer laptop is not repaired. The red notebook has technical issues and it is hard to find good technicians, he said. He had a request, however. Daniel requests, if pushed, an iPAD mobile computer, for his work and home use. He has a modem at home, he pays for, and uses wireless this way. Apparently, outside of the home as well. I told him an iPAD would be essential to his job for writing reports, emailing, texting, and use of the internet.I would look into an iPad for Daniel. He goes to many more meetings on his new job and needs to take notes. Any ideas? A new iPad for Daniel and soaps for the family on my checklist. Donations? Nothing strange. We continue to talk for a total of forty-five minutes. I said I felt like an old woman, and he told me he loved me... I had to say goodbye, and told him how proud I was of him, after over thirty years, and how his Friends were as well, to continue to use the soap, bleach, and sanitizers. Final words. "A man can never be too old for his mother." Nothing strange. ~nancy, American Mom -end- DEFEAT EBOLA

Friday, July 18, 2014

BBC News - BBC News Magazine newsletter

BBC News - BBC News Magazine newsletter www.friendsofdaniel.blogspot.com www.allafrica.comwww.onliberia.org #ebolaoutbreak #ebola



Love BBC World Service - in Liberia, in Nigeria, in Algeria.

njvm

BBC News - The virus detective who discovered Ebola in 1976

BBC News - The virus detective who discovered Ebola in 1976 www.friendsofdaniel.blogspot.com www.allafrica.comwww.onliberia.org #ebolaoutbreak #ebola

A truly fascinating story of this science and scientist from Belgium.

Need a vaccine, however, after forty years. Yes, yes.



American Mom

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis www.friendsofdaniel.blogspot.com www.allafrica.comwww.onliberia.org #ebolaoutbreak #ebola



Storyline coming...We believe in the power of stories.

Let's go - !.

~nancy j vm

‘There is no such thing as Ebola’ - The Washington Post

‘There is no such thing as Ebola’ - The Washington Post www.friendsofdaniel.blogspot.com www-ebolamap0717w.allafrica.comwww.onliberia.org #ebolaoutbreak #ebola

Africa, My Africa

Africa, My Africa

kumba on cell

kumba on cell
Buduburam Refugee Camp

Buy Kente Cloth

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Support African Girls Education

Reunion 2012 Revision

Happy New Year! Welcome 2010 2012

Gather 'round to celebrate the end of a decade

with friends, black-eyed peas, sausage, champagne.

Rediscover what is meaningful in our lives.

See the positive and simple gifts; walk the walk

and talk the talk -- together. Humbly. Honesty.

Be free in our lives. Touch one another. Peace.

2010.

REUNION 2011- Sale of Textiles (Kente, Indigos, Beads, & Animal Prints USA)

To launch the coming of Daniel to America

in 2011 for a Reunion between American Mom

and African Son...we celebrate everyone using and

wearing fine animal fabrics...leopard, cheetah, zebra,

etc in purses, apparel, notebooks, linens...wear your

animals prints to help awareness and sponsorship

of the Friends of Daniel Reunion in 2011.

friendsofdaniel.blogspot.com BLOG -- 5 years

http://www.friendsofdaniel.org/ (original posting)

Reunion Conversations

Participate as you can in
a Reunion between American Mom
and Daniel Poawalio --wherever-
Spring 2010.
The FRIENDS OF DANIEL
welcomes your views, your
support, and your ideas. Celebrate
this 30-year Journey of Love
-- on our five year blog.
http://www.friendsofdaniel.blogspot.com/
nancy@friendsofdaniel.org
danpoawalio@yahoo.com


Happy Birthday, Nancy Kumba


Age Four, dear Kumba

When did you turn age
4 so soon, my namesake,
did I forget to mark the years
as you rush into 4?
That's 2 by 2 since you left
the camp, in Accra
where you were born.
What a birth!
As we birthed you with
your Jemima and Daniel,
you burst forth into life
weighing in @ 9 lbs of joy.
May you continue in celebration
forever.
I miss you. I see you grow.
May we meet someday, in hugs
and kisses?
Your american mom.

Nancy Kumba, April 30 2008

Nancy Kumba, April 30 2008
Happy Birthday! Age Four!

Thank You! We Get Letters.

Kudos! To CHPC - Denver Church for
a WOW Letter of Invitation. See American
Mom's Love Letter for the Visa. Safe Journey
to Mohammed for safe delivery of letters to
the Poawalios. Hello, Siah and Kumba :)
Thank you, Rev. Jane Vennard for
Letter of Introduction to Parkview UCC.
Grateful for the reception at Pastor Steve's
Aurora church. Divine love flows...
Watch November 9 Oprah's Book Club
Media Blast with African Stories on CNN
Facebook. Always. ...in the village...
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