A devastating virus
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest, most deadly in history. More than 11,000 people are known to have died.
We are working in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau providing both treatment and training to combat the Ebola outbreak.
Our teams are treating patients, operating Ebola Treatment Centres and providing vital training for health workers combating Ebola and for non-Ebola related health care.
International Medical Corps has devised a clear strategy with four key pillars to help stop this devastating crisis in West Africa. This means focussing first on getting to zero new infections across the region.
Although Liberia was declared free from Ebola transmissions in May, a new cluster of infections were recently reported, a clear reminder of the vigilance that is needed to stop this outbreak. Simultaneously we are working to rebuild and strengthen the local and regional health care systems, while also engaging community members in the recovery process.
Finally we are helping to establish local, regional and global preparedness systems and strategies to prevent Ebola from returning to West Africa.