Family members and friends of Ebola victim Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan,
the physician who had been heroically leading Sierra Leone's response to
a deadly outbreak of Ebola that has claimed the lives of over 600 people
in Western Africa since February, will host a prayer service, including
Muslim and Christian prayers, in honor of their brother at the
Beltsville Academy in Beltsville, MD (4300 Wicomico Ave, Beltsville
20705) on Sunday, August 3, from 2pm to 7pm.
PRAYER SERVICE honoring Ebola victim Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan,
the physician had been leading Sierra Leone's response to an Ebola
outbreak that claimed the lives of over 600 people in West Africa.
Khan succumbed to the disease Tuesday July, 29th.
ANNOUNCEMENT of FOUNDATION HONORING DR. KHAN's MEMORY & WORK
Sunday, August 3rd-2:00pm - 7:00pm
• Sahid Khan, Brother of Dr. Sheik Hummar Khan
• Alhajie Khan, Brother of Dr. Sheik Hummar Khan
• Umu Khan, RN, Sister of Dr. Sheik Hummar Khan
• Assie Khan, RN, Sister of Dr. Sheik Hummar Khan
• Tom Myers, Chief of Public Affairs & General Counsel,
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
• Other speakers TBD
CONTACTS FOR MARYLAND SERVICE:
Sahid Khan, +1.215.768.1892 Alhajie Khan +1.301.213.7421
Khan, 39, who also served part-time as Medical Officer for AIDS
Healthcare Foundation's Sierra Leone Country Program, succumbed to
the disease Tuesday after being quarantined and cared for by medical
providers from Médecins Sans Frontières at the isolation unit in
the Kailahun District in Eastern Sierra Leone for several days.
Since then, the Government of Sierra Leone has declared Khan a national
hero. In an official statement released earlier this week, the
Government of Sierra Leone and His Excellency, the President Dr. Ernest
Bai Koroma, the President of Sierra Leone, have proclaimed,
"Dr. Khan saved the lives of more than 100 of his patients before
succumbing to the disease himself. It is said that there is no greater
sacrifice than giving one's life for their country. His Excellency has
therefore declared Dr. Khan a National Hero and the new viral
hemorrhagic fever centre in Kenema will be named after him."
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