Grant is closed
Apr 2015 – Sep 2015
Working with youth to break Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone – Africa
To support and increase community identification of Ebola cases and the adoption of safe practices of suspected cases.
$870,181 Multi-Year Grant Value
Comic Relief -
BBC Media Action -
One Girl -
Vitol Foundation -
Amberstone Trust -
Age International -
The aim was to reach zero new Ebola infections in Sierra Leone while maintaining demand for services related to sexual and reproductive health and livelihoods.
Our grant was intended to help train and support 1,780 young volunteer professionals and community leaders to work with communities to identify local priorities and establish community action plans to protect families from Ebola, ensure safe and dignified burials, encourage the use of health services, and create a supportive stigma-free environment for survivors, vulnerable people, and others affected by the disease.
Over the life of this grant, our funding - along with support from other donors - contributed to the following activities in Sierra Leone.
- 3,081 community mobilisers trained and supported
- 1,896,923 community members directly reached
- 3,000 deaths requiring safe burials identified
- 9% increase in community reporting of safe burials
- 23% increase in referrals of patients within 24 hours
- 55% of rural communities reached across Sierra Leone on a regular basis