Humanitarian Health Action

Travelling the last mile to zero Ebola cases in Liberia

Quewein, Liberia: WHO and partners visiting remote villages during the Ebola outbreak
WHO/R. Sorensen

January 2015 -- In early December, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urged the people of Liberia to travel the last mile to reduce Ebola cases to zero. That last mile will be very long and difficult, and can only be achieved when every county has the capacity to find and isolate all cases, trace all contacts and bury all who die from Ebola safely. Here is the story of 2 remote villages travelling that last mile.

Ebola situation in Liberia: non-conventional interventions needed

Liberia: Ebola virus disease samples transported from Liberia to Guekedou in Ghana to be examined in safe laboratory.
WHO/Ghana
Liberia: Ebola virus disease samples transported from Liberia to Guekedou in Ghana to be examined in safe laboratory.

8 September 2014 -- During the past weeks, a WHO team of emergency experts worked together with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and members of her government to assess the Ebola situation in Liberia. Transmission of the Ebola virus in Liberia is already intense and the number of new cases is increasing exponentially.

Ebola virus in Liberia