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.
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.