To set up an Ebola Community Clinic to serve as an 8 - 12 bed holding centre for patients with pronounced symptoms of EVD. Patients will be looked after until beds become available at ETUs. This vital support would prevent infected people remaining at home, potentially infecting family and friends.
It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 December 2014 to 12:00 AM, 1 January 2015
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1134473)
EVD transmission remains high in Sierra Leone, with 421 new confirmed cases reported in the week ending 9th November. ‚ÄúThe top priority for those of us working on the Ebola response in Sierra Leone is breaking the chain of transmission.This means moving people with Ebola symptoms from their homes to holding facilities where they can be tested and given early treatment, safe, medical burials, and ensuring the public knows the signs and symptoms of Ebola."
A site and building has been located, and now needs to be modified and equipped in line with guidelines to be fit for purpose. Additionally it requires medical and other protective equipment. In the Kuntorloh community, some of those infected by the virus have recovered. Of those who have recovered, 8 have said they would be willing to work in the centres; of those 8, 2 are nurses. It is important to have EVD survivors involved in the fight; they understand the dangers and are more resilient.
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