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09 Mar 2016 description

March 9, Freetown, Sierra Leone: In a collaborative effort between the Government of Sierra Leone and its development partners to improve the access to and availability of high-quality health services in the country, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

24 Feb 2016 description

LOS ANGELES/LONDON – The first controlled trial of an experimental Ebola drug on humans has produced promising results.

31 Jul 2015 description

LOS ANGELES/LONDON – With 630 people now quarantined in Sierra Leone following the death of a man with Ebola in Tonkolili District, International Medical Corps immediately prepared for a possible influx of patients at its nearby Makeni Ebola treatment center in Bombali District. Working with local government officials and the World Health Organization, any person currently quarantined in Tonkolili District who shows symptoms of Ebola will be immediately transferred to Makeni for testing and, if needed, treatment.

14 Jul 2015 description

July 14, 2015 – LOS ANGELES/LONDON - International Medical Corps confirmed today the death of a staff member in Sierra Leone who worked at its Kambia Ebola Treatment Center and tested positive for Ebola last week. The individual was being treated at Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Center in Freetown and later died there. The name of the staff member, a Sierra Leone national, is being withheld, as the family has asked for privacy.

09 Jul 2015 description

This short paper outlines priorities for successful and sustainable community-based health systems:

  1. Community engagement is crucial for getting to zero on Ebola. The governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea must continue to prioritise and resource this. We must ensure that lessons are learned and embedded for future Ebola outbreaks.

29 Jan 2015 description
  • Doctors Without Borders, International Medical Corps and Samaritan’s Purse Each Received Funds to Aid Their Ebola Efforts

  • Current Ebola Outbreak is the Most Fatal in the History of the Disease

January 28, 2015 - SALT LAKE CITY- The Sorenson Legacy Foundation today announced that in order to help combat the Ebola epidemic, it granted a total of $1.5 million to three separate international health organizations: Doctors Without Borders, International Medical Corps and Samaritan’s Purse.

21 Jan 2015 description

Los Angeles, CA Contact
Lisa Ellis
Director of Global Communications
310-826-7800
lellis@InternationalMedicalCorps.org

Washington, DC Contact
Rebecca Gustafson
Senior Advisor, Global Communications
202-828-5155
rgustafson@InternationalMedicalCorps.org

16 Dec 2014 description

December 15, 2014

by Samantha Ryder, International Medical Corps Communications Officer 

It’s sometimes difficult to justify the smiles when there is so much sadness around, but at International Medical Corps’ Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) in Lunsar, Sierra Leone during the second weekend of December, there was definitely room for celebration.

25 Nov 2014 description

Jaya Vadlamudi (US contact)
1.310.826.7800
jvladamudi@InternationalMedicalCorps.org

November 25, 2014 - Los Angeles, Calif. – International Medical Corps begins admitting patients tomorrow at a new Ebola Treatment Center in Sierra Leone’s hard-hit Port Loko District. It is the first dedicated Ebola treatment facility in the district, which has among the highest number of suspected and confirmed cases in the country.

15 Nov 2014 description

November 14, 2014 - International Medical Corps is deploying an Emergency Response Team to Mali where the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported three deaths attributed to Ebola. International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Teams are also on the ground in Liberia and Sierra Leone providing both lifesaving treatment and training. Teams are operating Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) that will provide access to treatment to 1.5 million people.

04 Nov 2014 description

Sierra Leone’s first dedicated facility providing hands-on training for health workers to safely treat Ebola patients will open in the town of Lunsar within weeks, thanks to the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and International Medical Corps. The facility which is currently under construction will soon begin training doctors, nurses, community health workers and midwives on infection control, case management of Ebola patients and correct usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

01 Oct 2014 description

Highlights:

  • Two patients admitted to the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Liberia, have recovered very well and have received negative test results.
    They were released on Monday, 29 September.

  • As of 28 September, the Bong County ETU has admitted 41 patients. To date, 10 patients have died, nine have been discharged, and 22 are currently receiving care. The International Medical Corps ambulance team has picked up a total of 22 patients.

24 Sep 2014 description

Highlights

  • As part of its scale-up efforts and based on a request from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), International Medical Corps, in coordination with donors and other partners, will open and manage a new Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Lunsar in the Northern Province. MOHS in Sierra Leone made a decision to change the proposed location of the ETU after a determination that the original site in Gbomsamba was unsuitable for an ETU.

23 Sep 2014 description

September 23, 2014 - Doha, Qatar – International Medical Corps will immediately scale up health care and training programs to help those affected by the conflicts in Syria and Central African Republic and to help contain the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone with $2.3 million in collaborative funding from Qatar Charity.

16 Sep 2014 description

Highlights

  • Upon request from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), International Medical Corps will provide support for management of the Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) at Gbomsamba. Additionally, negotiations about the construction of the facility in adherence with international standards have commenced.

  • Nationwide, Ebola House to House Talks and the concurrent lockdown will take place for a period of three days, from September 19 to 21 September, rather than four days as initially planned.

11 Sep 2014 description

9 September 2014: Plan International and International Medical Corps, a leader in global health and emergency response, have joined forces to respond to Ebola, the deadly virus spreading rapidly across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone and moving into other parts of West Africa.

02 Apr 2014 description

April 1, 2014 - An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has spread to Guinea's capital and beyond its borders with more than 122 patients suspected of contracting the virus and more than 70 deaths. Although most victims have been in Guinea, local health authorities have also reported cases of Ebola in Liberia with one death attributed to the disease to date.

03 Jun 2013 description

By Josh Harris, Communications Officer

May 31, 2013— Mabinty Kargbo is worried about how she will feed her family over the next three months. She gave birth to twin girls 6 months ago, joining her 4 year old daughter and 10 year old son. Life has never been easy in the community of Mile 91 where she lives, a town so lacking in infrastructure and defining features that it has only been named in terms of its distance from Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. For Mabinty, life got even harder this year when her husband suddenly left, leaving her alone with four children.