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Ebola in Sierra Leone

By IHP, Nov 30 2014 07:24PM

In the last few weeks, the infection rates for the virus have grown significantly, and the local healthcare system does not have the resources required to be able to isolate and contain the virus. The number of patients being infected is doubling every 3 weeks.

The most urgent need in Sierra Leone is for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This affords healthcare workers the protection they need against the virus when working in close quarters with infected (or suspected infected) patients. We are also aware of significant needs for personal hygiene and disinfectant products.

We have sent a number of shipments to IMC in Liberia and Sierra Leone for their Ebola Treatment Centres, and two 40 foot containers of medicines and hygiene supplies to World Hope International to provision their Community Care Centres and local hospitals.