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Ebola Affected Countries: Stories

Learn more about work and accomplishments in Ebola Affected Countries through our stories.

Faster, Smarter Outbreak Response in Liberia
CDC team works with the FETP advisor in the county health team's EOC.

In 2014-2015, Liberia suffered more than 10,000 cases of Ebola and over 4,800 Ebola-related deaths. It took the country months to mount an effective response to the epidemic, as needed public health systems had to be built in…

Guinea Forges Critical Links to Laboratories
A health post in Forecariah, Guinea.

Laboratories are a critical link between a patient and their diagnosis — when people are ill, laboratories can confirm the reason. When local facilities don’t have the resources to test specimens from patients, they use a specimen referral chain

Investing in People: Training Guinea’s Emergency Managers
Dr. Amadou Traore of Guinea shadows Watch Officer Cassandra Rolle at the Watch Desk in CDC’s EOC.

At the height of the Ebola epidemic, Guinea began working toward creating an emergency operations center (EOC) to improve their ability to respond to emergencies quickly and to scale. EOCs are critical…

Sierra Leone: Committed Leaders Build Robust Public Health Emergency Management Systems
Ebola responder conducting contact tracing in Sierra Leone.

Ebola responder conducting contact tracing in Sierra Leone.

Expanding the Ebola Control Tool Box: A New Rapid Diagnostic Test in Guinea
Public health professional conducting testing

CDC and the Guinea Ministry of Health saved lives by implementing the innovative Ebola rapid diagnostic test during the summer of 2015.

Liberia: The Journey to Redemption
A health care worker decontaminates the ambulance area outside of Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia

One of the largest hospitals in the bustling capital of Monrovia has emerged as a key resource in quickly identifying and isolating Ebola cases.

Liberian Ebola Survivor Program Provides Education, Counseling, and Hope
Public health professional conducting testing

The Men’s Health Screening Program in Liberia provides comprehensive counseling and semen testing for Ebola survivors, and empowers them to protect their sexual partners.