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Ebola: New outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo infects hundreds

Kevin Jenkinson | 22 November 2018 | 0 Comments

A simple hug can lead to potential death in the Democratic Republic of Congo – where a new outbreak of the Ebola virus has so far infected 341 people and killed 215.

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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola virus, ebola, DRCongo, DRC, sierra leone, conflict, death, Africa

A matter of life and death: stories from the Ebola cemeteries

Craig Burnett | 31 March 2016 | 0 Comments

Last month, we ended our work at two graveyards that played a sad but crucial role in Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola. But how can people move on after years of pain?

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Topics: ebola, sierra leone

Sierra Leone: the long, hard road to Zero+42

Kieran McConville | 09 November 2015 | 0 Comments

Last Saturday, 7 November, marked 42 days since the last reported case of Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone – twice the maximum incubation period. According to the World Health Organisation, this means that the outbreak has officially ended. Concern Worldwide’s Sheena McCann played a crucial, if unlikely, role in stopping the virus. I met her on a recent trip to the country.

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Topics: ebola, sierra leone

What happens to an Ebola clinic when epidemic moves on?

Kieran McConville | 21 October 2015 | 0 Comments

Kieran McConville visits a diamond town deep in the forests of Liberia to find how one Ebola treatment centre has undergone a dramatic change of purpose.

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Topics: ebola, liberia, health

Award winning Ebola response

Fiona McLysaght | 19 October 2015 | 2 Comments

Concern Worldwide’s safe and dignified-burials programme in Sierra Leone won second place in the EU Health Awards. The award was given to organisations that “distinguished themselves through their efforts and commitments during the Ebola emergency” and have “carried out high quality and effective initiatives”.

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Topics: ebola, sierra leone

Liberia: marking a year of Ebola

Caoimhe Gaskin | 24 March 2015 | 1 Comment

This was an emergency of unprecedented proportions which no one was prepared for.

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Topics: ebola, liberia

Ebola relief: a day in the life of Concern’s quarantine team in Liberia

Daniel Gray | 26 February 2015 | 0 Comments

As cases of Ebola fall, normality is beginning to return to Liberia. But as children return to schools and workers slowly get back to their jobs there are still some areas where the deadly epidemic is spreading. In these areas, quarantine is vital in preventing the spread of the disease. We spend a day with one of Concern’s quarantine teams working in Liberia’s last Ebola hotspots.

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Topics: ebola, liberia

Liberia: education in time of crisis

Sadhbh Goodhue | 16 February 2015 | 0 Comments

This year’s International Women’s Day focusses on education and its role in promoting gender equality. With Ebola cases steadily declining and schools beginning to reopen in Liberia today, we reflect on the impact of emergency situations on education.

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Topics: ebola, education, liberia, international women's day, gender equality, education in emergencies

World AIDS Day 2014

Caoimhe Gaskin | 28 November 2014 | 0 Comments

The impact of the Ebola outbreak on an already fragile health system in Sierra Leone is becoming increasingly apparent. On World AIDS Day, we look at what is being done to minimise the impact of this outbreak on those living with HIV and AIDS in Tonkolili District.
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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, Africa, HIV, AIDS

Ebola outbreak: dignity among the chaos

Caoimhe Gaskin | 14 November 2014 | 0 Comments

As the death toll rises in west Africa, we're tackling the immediate effects of the Ebola crisis while also highlighting the quieter impact of the tragedy in people’s day-to-day lives.

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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, Africa

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