West and Central Africa


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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Saturday 29 November 2014

Open letter to heads of States attending the 2014 Francophonie Summit in Dakar

As we write this letter, 35 Heads of State and Governments are preparing for the 15th Francophone Summit in Dakar.

As we write this letter, Ebola is claiming thousands of lives and affecting millions more. Ebola has killed more than 5,000 people and infected over 14,500 in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and has now spread to Mali. We watch with great sadness as the death toll continues to rise.

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