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1-1-7 Ebola Call Center

At the 1-1-7 Ebola Call Center in Freetown, over 100 operators working in three shifts to answer questions about Sierra Leone’s outbreak 24 hours a day…

POSTED AUGUST 4, 2015
Improving Infection Prevention and Control in Sierra Leone

At the height of Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak, the walls of Connaught Hospital in Freetown were papered with tributes to dozens of staff members who had been infected with Ebola at the hospital and died…

POSTED JULY 20, 2015
CDC EIS Officer helped ambulance staff avoid Ebola infection in Sierra Leone

Everyone involved in the effort to get to zero Ebola cases knows a key to controlling the spread of disease is quickly isolating any person believed to have the virus…

POSTED JULY 20, 2015
CDC Supplements Ebola Assistance to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea by Preparing Neighboring Countries to Rapidly Detect and Contain Ebola

As of October 31, 2014, CDC has deployed 361 epidemiologists, public health analysts, communication specialists, and other staff to help control the spread of Ebola in heavily affected countries…

POSTED DECEMBER 30, 2014
Sierra Leone: A Symbol of a Healthier Future

Opening a laboratory is rarely accomplished in one year’s time. In a country like Sierra Leone, which is still recovering from a decade-long civil war, it is even more difficult…

POSTED JANUARY 2, 2015
A Cautionary Tale: Pregnancy, Travel and Malaria

In June 2005, Mariama Jones was living in a comfortable house in Lawrenceville, Georgia, near Atlanta, with her husband Samuel, 10-year-old son Ahmed, and 2-year-old daughter Sonya…

POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2010
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