Humanitarian Health Action

Liberia: Local students become active Ebola case finders

Ebola: Active case finder Robbin George interviewing people of his community, district 8, in Monrovia, Liberia
WHO/P. Desloovere

December 2014 -- Ever since the closure of the university due to the Ebola outbreak, Tony Harrison, sociology student at the University of Liberia, has been trying to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus in his country. He joined the team of active case finders to go from house to house to find out if sick people are being treated.

Health in Liberia - Ebola virus disease

September 2014 -- The outbreak in Liberia, where case counts are increasing exponentially, is by far the most worrisome. Last week, 113 new cases were reported over a single 24-hour period – easily breaking records at all outbreak sites. Fourteen of the country’s 15 counties have now reported cases. Throughout the country, very few treatment beds are available for the management of Ebola patients.

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