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To help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is working with its partners to provide care kits to families so that they can safely help loved ones when they’re sick.
Liberia was hit hard by Ebola. But as the number of Ebola cases gets close to zero, new stories, signs of hope and efforts to rebuild are emerging. USAID is committed to supporting a full Liberian recovery–this is what that commitment looks like.
Now that new Ebola cases are starting to decline in West Africa, USAID is focusing on re-establishing and strengthening health systems. At the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Concert today, the Agency announced that $126M will go toward this goal.
Redemption Hospital took on some of the earliest Ebola patients. When 12 health care workers became infected, the hospital was forced to shut down. USAID and the International Rescue Committee have since partnered to renovate and reopen the hospital’s emergency and pediatric wards.
Fears of organ harvesting. Belief that health care workers are actually giving Ebola rather than treating it. With rumors like these, it’s no wonder why some Guineans are afraid of Ebola treatment centers. USAID is funding the French Red Cross not only to run an Ebola treatment center, but also to take a novel approach to help fight the community’s fears.
Many Liberian businesses were hit hard when Ebola caused the border between Liberia and Sierra Leone to close for six months. USAID and Global Communities have built screening and triage stations so that people can safely travel between the countries again.
In Guinea, where Ebola rumors abound and suspicions about the response are the talk of the street, USAID is supporting a team of local journalists who are taking dedication to news reporting to a new level.
With Ebola cases dwindling in Liberia, now is the time to build a stronger health care system. USAID and Jhpiego are training more than 3,200 workers on infection prevention and control.
USAID is making sure tons of HTH — a highly volatile chemical — are transported to Guinea safely to help health care workers fighting Ebola keep spaces sanitized.