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Oct 2014 – Dec 2014

Breaking transmission through immediate medical support in Sierra Leone & Liberia

Liberia & Sierra Leone

Country

Liberia & Sierra Leone – Africa

To support the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

$2,000,000 Multi-Year Grant Value

The programme supported Médecins Sans Frontières' extensive and highly-professional front line work in West Africa to treat, contain and control the spread of the Ebola outbreak.

This grant included provision of funding for health care workers and support staff, medical equipment and supplies, including protective clothing and drugs, as well as logistical support and transport in both Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Impact

This funding contributed to the amazing work done by Médecins Sans Frontières, including set up of treatment centres, training, equipment supply, monitoring and awareness raising, along with caring for Ebola patients.

By the end of 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières' treatment units in Sierra Leone and Liberia had admitted 4,185 suspected patients. Of those, 2,891 were confirmed to have the Ebola virus. Through treatment offered by Médecins Sans Frontières, 1,361 patients recovered.