The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was unprecedented in its scale, with 25,600 reported cases and 10,600 deaths. Along with the health threat, Ebola also disrupted farming, economic activity, school systems, and even social customs, leaving very few not affected.
ADRA’s Ebola response in Liberia and Sierra Leone is focused on three main areas:
Awareness and Prevention
- ADRA Liberia’s community health campaigns, including media and handouts, have educated more than 32,000 people on how to protect themselves and their families.
- More than 335 soap and chlorine hand-washing stations were established in schools, community centers, public areas, and other strategic locations.
- ADRA Sierra Leone’s decontamination center have disinfected more than 2,600 households and replaced contaminated mattresses, bedding, and mosquito nets.
- ADRA sent 7 shipments of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to protect staff and community around Cooper Adventist Hospital in Liberia.
- More than 140,000 people received emergency food supplies after their crops and income were cut off by the Ebola crisis.
- In Liberia, ADRA has distributed more than 800 survivor kits with mattresses, bedding, food, soap, and basic household items.
Around 285,000 school meals are being provided to students who have returned to school.