Epidemiology and Surveillance

CDC credited for its major contributions to Sierra Leone to stop the spread of Ebola

Major Conteh is the Minister of Defense for the Government of Sierra Leone. He became the CEO of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) at the height of the epidemic, in November 2014, when the outbreak was “out of hand,” with about 500 cases being reported per week…

POSTED OCTOBER 3, 2015
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
Mabinty Tarawally — 1-1-7 Hotline Responder

Mabinty Tarawally has worked as a 1-1-7 Call Center responder for almost a year. When she began, the national call center consisted of seven people who handled 100 calls a day in a small room at the World Health Organization’s Sierra Leone country office. Tarawally joined the 1-1-7 Call Center in September 2014, and has seen the number and nature of calls from Sierra Leoneans change over the course of the outbreak…

POSTED AUGUST 4, 2015
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