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February 09, 2015

The numbers of Ebola patients in West Africa may be going down, but as Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) epidemiologist Amanda Tiffany explains below, every last contact needs to be traced in order to help bring the epidemic to an end. She wrote the following from Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, one of the countries hardest hit by the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

 

By Amanda Tiffany

October 21, 2014

Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has admitted more than 4,500 patients to its care centres. Among these, more than 2,700 were confirmed as having Ebola. But while the mortality rate for those infected with Ebola can be high, there are also many stories of survival. Today, out of all the patients cared for in MSF’s projects in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, we celebrate the one thousandth Ebola survivor. Kollie James’ father tells his story.

October 06, 2014

Cokie van der Velde is a water and sanitation specialist with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) currently working as part of the organization's Ebola response team in Monrovia, Liberia, at the ELWA3 Ebola management centre.

September 24, 2014

Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter is a 31-year-old psychologist from Trondheim, Norway. She recently spent one month working on Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s Ebola response in Liberia.  In the article below, she recounts the story of Patrick, a patient at MSF’s Ebola management centre in Monrovia.

 

By Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter

September 23, 2014

Meet some of the Canadians working with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on the frontlines battling the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

September 15, 2014

Name: Jeff Grass
Home in Canada: Revelstoke, British Columbia
Profession in Canada: Civil Engineer
MSF Title: Logistics Team Leader
Location in West Africa: Liberia

 

Most significant challenge:

"I would prefer to have 29-hour days! [My biggest challenge is] completing extremely complex jobs while considering PPE [personal protective equipment] and infection control."