To Fight the Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone

Contract partner: World Vision Österreich - Verein für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, humanitäre Nothilfe und AnwaltschaftCountry: Sierra Leone Funding amount: € 200.000,00Project start: 15.08.2014End: 15.12.2014

Short Description:

Overall goal

Sierra Leone (SL) reported the first case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in May 2014 and by mid August, 848 infections and 365 deaths had been registered in Sierra Leone. The disease has a fatality rate of up to 90% and no licensed treatment appropriate for infected humans is available. According to Sierra Leone's National Taks Force for EVD, the lack of:

- culturally appropriate community awareness raising about EVD identification and protection, tied to ignorance and

misinformation among the population;

- effective surveillance and reporting of EVD infected people by the communities and

- sufficient Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and disinfectant (chlorine)

are causing serious risks for a continued spread of EVD.

This projects thus seeks to contribute to the prevention and containment of EVD in Sierra Leone in three districts (Bo and Pujehun in the south and Kono in the east), by aiming to achieve the following results:

1) 50 nurses are being trained in how to prevent, identify and treat Ebola and in how to properly use PPE and chlorine.

2) 50 community health workers, 100 faith leadears and 2500 key community stakeholders (such as traditional

leaders, village chiefs, teachers or women group leaders) who are respected by their communities and therefore

have an enormous outreach and impact on people's opinion and behaviour , are properly trained in delivering

sensitzation messages on EVD prevention and identification and in conducting community surveillance and

tracing for about 6.000 people in the 3 districts.

3) Ebola treatment and/or isolation centers in the 3 districts are equipped with PPEs and chlorine

in order to reach about 6.000 people living in rural communities within the targeted districts, who have so far not been reached by any active organisation involved in the EVD response.

project number2760-00/2014
source of fundingOEZA
sector Basisgesundheit
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