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A man painstakingly lectures his family on the importance of hand washing while the house next door is under quarantine. What could seemingly be a scene of an Ebola affected community is in fact the set of the Sierra Leone Red Cross’ new soap opera, Advice.
A group of four men in protective suits meet the ambulance full of patients, arriving to the Red Cross Ebola treatement centre in Kenema from Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. The journey takes several hours and many of the patients are in bad condition by the time they arrive.
One of the men meeting the ambulance is Abubakar Moijueh, 27, nicknamed Apachie. He’s a “sprayer” whose task is to clean the ambulance inside out with a handheld chlorine sprayer.
Help is needed to stop the Ebola epidemic. The area has a shortage of care personnel and more manpower is needed for communications and safe burials.
The Red Cross continues to work against Ebola in West Africa. The Finnish Red Cross has sent more personnel to the Ebola area in Sierra Leone.
Three Finnish aid workers – a nurse, an infection expert, and a medical logistician – work in the Red Cross Ebola treatment centre.
The Red Cross Ebola treatment centre takes care of the infected and patients who are suspected to have Ebola.
The Ebola epidemic is showing no signs of slowing down. You can support the Red Cross’s aid efforts by making a contribution to the Hunger Day Collection, which will begin on Thursday, 18 September.
The Red Cross opened its Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone this Saturday. The clinic’s help is sorely needed and the pressure to admit patients is high.
Work at the clinic is being planned one day at a time, says the Red Cross’ healthcare advisor Tiina Saarikoski, currently in Sierra Leone. Saarikoski is the manager of the International Red Cross clinic.