West and Central Africa


Thursday 12 February 2015

Blog: Ebola - a story of recovery, but life cannot return to normal

By Gemma Gillie

A six-foot security fence surrounds Gbanger sports stadium in Bong County, Liberia. It separates Ebola ‘contacts’ (those who don’t have symptoms but have been in direct contact with Ebola patients) from the villagers nearby.

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Monday 9 February 2015

Blog: 'Training, the essence of our front-line work at the Ebola Treatment Centre'

By Clara Hawkshaw, Kerry Town ETC Training Officer 

It wasn’t until I arrived at Save the Children’s Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Kerry Town that I fully appreciated how big it was and how many people were involved in making sure that it is run safely.

Over 600 national and more than 100 international staff work in this specialist medical centre 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Wednesday 4 February 2015

Save the Children publishes findings of independent report into possible cause of how Pauline Cafferkey contracted Ebola

Save the Children today published the summary findings and recommendations of the independent review into how volunteer NHS nurse Pauline Cafferkey may have contracted Ebola.

Pauline Cafferkey worked at the Save the Children Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) at Kerry Town, Sierra Leone for nearly three weeks, from 7 December 2014 until she left the country to return to the UK on 28 December.

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Monday 29 December 2014

Save the Children’s Sierra Leone Ebola centre discharges its 60th survivor

Save the Children has discharged the 60th cured Ebola patient from its Sierra Leone treatment centre, as survival rates at its health facility continue to rise. 

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Saturday 29 November 2014

Lettre ouverte aux Chefs d’Etats présents au Sommet de la Francophonie, Dakar 2014

A l’heure où nous écrivons cette lettre, près de 35 Chefs d’Etats et de Gouvernement se préparent à se retrouver à Dakar pour le 15eme Sommet de la Francophonie.

A l’heure où nous écrivons cette lettre, Ebola a tué plus de 5000 personnes et plus de 14 500 cas ont maintenant été répertoriés en Guinée, en Sierra Leone, au Liberia, mais aussi au Mali. Un décompte macabre fait avec une certaine résignation. 

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