14 October 2014

The SOS Medical Center's Fight Against Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia

SOS Medical staff unloading supplies
Health materials being offloaded at the Hermann Gmeiner School in Monrovia on October. | Photo by Nurudeen Sanni

The SOS Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia, has recently received a six ton consignment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE suits), fumigation materials, hand pumps, gloves, and other essential items for its fight against Ebola. The equipment was airlifted and delivered by a German military aircraft.

The medical center is currently the only 24-hour clinic in Monrovia, and provides health services to SOS staff, children and communities in the greater Monrovia area. It has been making a tremendous effort to alleviate some of the stress on other clinics dealing specifically with Ebola in order to help combat this epidemic, which is worse than all outbreaks in previous years combined.

Children's ward at the SOS clinic in Monrovia
The children's ward at the SOS clinic gives hope to many parents despite the looming fear of Ebola.| Photo by Nurudeen Sanni

In recent days, the medical center and Medicins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) have agreed to cooperate on providing essential medical services to the community in Monrovia, Liberia.

Liberia has been one of the most drastically affected countries in West Africa, with more than 7,400 deaths reported.

More information about SOS Children’s Villages and our work in West Africa can be found here.