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Thursday 4 June 2015

ThoughtWorks and Save the Children develop innovative electronic medical record system for highly infectious medical outbreaks

 

ThoughtWorks, in partnership with Save the Children, has developed an open-source and adaptable electronic medical record (EMR) system to facilitate the rapid collection of high-quality patient data under stressful and potentially dangerous conditions, thereby replacing often dangerous paper-based systems.

 

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Monday 16 February 2015

Ebola crisis: Save the Children supports safe reopening of one in five Liberian schools

Save the Children is actively supporting the long-anticipated re-opening of hundreds of schools in Liberia today following a six-month educational hiatus due to the Ebola crisis.

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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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