19 November 2014
VIDEO: SOS Children's Villages and the Ebola Outbreak
In West Africa, Ebola is a personal tragedy and public health emergency that is threatening and destroying lives, families, communities, and the economy in countries like Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. It has also left more than 4,000 children without parents.
This video shows how the SOS Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia
provides general medical care for a community that has been gripped by the Ebola virus. Controlling Ebola in Liberia is an ongoing challenge. It is critical that medical centers like the one operated by SOS Children’s Villages remain open to treat patients that have all sorts of needs, such as maternity care, vaccinations, and treatment of other diseases such as malaria, cholera and pneumonia. The center does not provide Ebola case management, but quarantine mechanisms are in place for suspected cases.
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