Evrad Kameugne Kounchou – Volunteer Medicine Deliverer, Telephone Befriender, Shopper and Cleaner
“Evrad Kameugne Kounchou is a Hero. A remarkable and appreciated frontline volunteer worker.
The 35-year-old provided frontline volunteer support for the NHS by delivering medicine from pharmacy to vulnerable patients isolating from COVID-19 and vulnerable at home, making regular phone calls to check on people isolating, buying non-food items and going early morning 6:30 am to do food shopping with Voluntary Services Lewisham for vulnerable and isolated in Lewisham. He has worked regularly since 22nd April at Lewisham local and VSL.
Ex- British Army HM forces Evrad Kameugne Kounchou said he joined us following the daily increase in the number of deaths of vulnerable people and the death of his friend.
‘I wanted to do something that would stop more deaths and help others’
Even more important, Mr Kounchou Founded Mutual Aid Disinfection (Mutualaiddisinfection.org). A group of volunteers who frequently disinfected the public spaces in Lewisham for free during the Pandemic COVID-19 outbreak. Mutual Aid Disinfection used self-sourced equipment, targeting parks, buses, trains and streets to reduce the rate of infection.
‘The public response was pleasant – we had fantastic and amazing feedback,’
According to the World Health organisation, the virus may survive on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days on surfaces of different materials in public.
Potentially contaminated surfaces may play a role in the transmission of the virus when persons come in direct contact.
Therefore, it is important to disinfect areas that are frequently touched, to prevent transmission of virus.
The group have been well received by the public, who have not been put-off by their full body suits.”