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Posted by The IRC on November 21st, 2014
On May 26, the first case of Ebola was reported in Kailahun District in eastern Sierra Leone. The disease quickly spread to neighboring Kenema District, where the IRC has a long history, dating to 1998. Rachel Unkovic writes about the IRC's journey fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 21st, 2014
The current Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest, longest and most complex in the nearly four-decade history of the disease. IRC global health and emergency response experts share information about Ebola prevention and treatment. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 17th, 2014
The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 10th, 2014
Ebola will only be stopped when community leadership is placed at the center of the global response, says the IRC in its latest report. The outbreak is fast approaching at least 5,000 deaths with over 13,000 infected. more »
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Posted by Tyler Jump on November 5th, 2014
Between 70 and 80 percent of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are a result of contact with the body of a deceased victim. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 30th, 2014
The IRC’s Alicia Fitzpatrick reports from King Tom Cemetery in Freetown, currently one of the two sites of all burials in the capital of Sierra Leone. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 24th, 2014
In his audio diary, IRC health worker Tamba Sam talks about the IRC’s prevention work in Kenema, Sierra Leone and how its the local community leaders who have the influence to put a stop to the disease. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 23rd, 2014
Intelligence, not panic, will win the fight against Ebola says the IRC's Dr. Emmanuel d'Harcourt. Even as a new case is confirmed in the U.S., it is important to remember that Ebola in New York is not the same as Ebola in West Africa. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 9th, 2014
IRC president David Miliband is visiting the West Africa region today to meet with IRC staff and community leaders and to encourage aid agencies to embrace effective community-partnership approach to stop the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 3rd, 2014
For the IRC staff in Sierra Leone, the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 3,000 people, is personal, affecting their friends, their neighbors, and their families. more »
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