Suma is a young man in Sierra Leone who managed to survive the Ebola virus. When our staff met Suma, he was a regular visitor to the Hastings Ebola Treatment Center volunteering to support the medical staff by encouraging the infected patients and boosting morale.
“I feel I was saved to help others,” he told our staff.
When the Ebola virus began to ravage West Africa, Project HOPE stepped in to help. We deployed assessment teams of infection control and disaster relief experts to Ebola-affected Sierra Leone. These teams worked with national health and emergency response officials to identify gaps in the country’s ability to combat Ebola. We also delivered multiple shipments of medical supplies and coordinated with partners to secure additional resources. We continue to work with the local government and other organizations to find ways to support the health system in Sierra Leone moving forward.
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