Humanitarian Health Action

Rapid response to new Ebola infection in Bombali, Sierra Leone

Ebola contact tracing team at work in the quarantined village, Bombali district, Sierra Leone
WHO/S. Gborie

September 2015 -- WHO is helping Sierra Leone to mobilize all its experience and partners to ensure that any new cases of Ebola are investigated and transmission of the disease stopped as rapidly as possible. Sad news that a 16-year old girl had died from Ebola in Bombali district, a part of the country that had a large outbreak 5 months ago, sparked an immediate inter-agency rapid response. Partners sent people with the skills and equipment needed to stop further infection in Bombali.

Sierra Leone celebrates milestone on road to ending Ebola

24 August 2015 -- Sierra Leone celebrated an important milestone on Monday, 24 August 2015. For the first time in more than a year, there are no people being treated for Ebola virus disease and no confirmed cases of Ebola in the country. Ebola transmission would not be considered ended in Sierra Leone until the WHO declares we have gone 42 days with no case. The 42-day period begins on Tuesday, 25 August.

Sierra Leone: Rebuilding primary health services amid the Ebola crisis

December 2014 -- Essential health services have been drastically reduced for many months as the Ebola outbreak has taken up many of the country’s health resources. The country is now working to build a stronger health system for the long term.

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