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Program Marking the Closing of the Ebola Relief to Africa

 

June 1, 2017

 

Fellow Americans and the friends of the African Community,

On behalf of the African Immigrant Action Committee on Ebola, I would like to thank you for taking time from your schedules to grace this occasion.

A couple of years ago, we converged in this room to launch a life-saving venture, to join other members of the global community in the fight against Ebola. When we the leaders of the African community gave birth to this project, we had hope in the ability and desire of mankind to be the protector of his fellow human being. At the time, we relied on the will power of us Americans, to be kind to our fellow human beings.  We could not have succeeded had it not been for the confidence of the leadership of the region. Today, I am honored to recognize Mayors McCullough and Tweedle of Egg Harbor Township, and Pleasantville respectively, for granting us their endorsement.

I would be remiss, if I failed to acknowledge our prime partners, Radwell International, for their generosity towards the suffering people of Africa. To our other partners, we love you all. Without you we would not have reached this far. Today, South Jersey is listed amongst those who curtailed the spread of Ebola. Congratulations, we did this together. When mankind sticks together, they can accomplish great things.

As I close, I want us to keep the link we have built, connected. We are our brother’s keeper. These are hard times. We should not allow ourselves to live life in isolation. The unity that defeated Ebola can defeat any foe that comes our way.

I thank you.

Inua A Momodu, MD, MPH, DFAPA, FAACAP

 

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