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Meeting the widow of a doctor killed by Ebola

Meeting the widow of a doctor killed by Ebola

Posted in Blog 5 years 2 months ago

As the Ebola virus continues to destroy lives in Liberia, aid worker Christal da Thong describes how the sudden death of a colleague, Dr Thomas Scotland, and the suffering of his widow, really brought home the horror of the Ebola virus and the pain it causes for those left behind. Listen to her interview or read the transcript below.

 Sarah Alexander with midwife Mary Angela and Iye Mammy, 25, holding her newborn baby, Bo, Sierra Leone

Last year, actress and ActionAid Ambassador Sarah Alexander visited health centres and maternity wards in Bo, now one of the worst Ebola hit areas in Sierra Leone. Here, in a guest blog for ActionAid, Sarah talks about the huge risks for women giving birth in the heart of the Ebola epidemic.

Christal Da-Thong talks to Ebola survivor Dr Phillip Ireland

What is it like to have Ebola and survive?

Posted in Blog 5 years 2 months ago

Phillip Ireland is a doctor who had Ebola and survived. He recently became one of ActionAid Liberia’s on-call medical advisors and took part in a recent survivor packs donation event. We invited him to come because we thought it would be a huge boost to recent survivors to have someone else who has gone through recovery speak to them.

Matenneh Kromah received help from ActionAid while she was in quarantine with her three children

The death toll from Ebola continues to rise, with the number now at nearly 5,000. But the untold stories behind the headlines are of those left behind – those who have survived the disease or those who have lost loved ones.

Dr Colin Brown, Infectious Diseases Lead, King's Sierra Leone Partnership

3 things we must do right now to fight Ebola

Posted in Blog 5 years 2 months ago

As the Ebola death toll nears 5,000 and the World Health Organisation warns of 10,000 new cases a week by Christmas if we don't stop the spread, we asked Dr Colin Brown, Infectious Diseases Registrar at King's College Sierra Leone Partnership what three things we must do right now to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa. This is what he said.

ActionAid facilitator Hawa conducts an Ebola awareness session in Bo district, Sierra Leone

Ebola crisis update from Sierra Leone

Posted in Blog 5 years 3 months ago

Sierra Leone is in the grip of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. The whole country has been in a state of public emergency since the end of July. Our Exective Director in Sierra Leone reports back on how we're helping stop the spread.