West Africa

West Africa

New Kru Town Hospital.Liberia

Quarantines in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has declared a public health state of emergency in a bid to contain the spread of Ebola, including imposing quarantines. An effective quarantine strategy provides a means of mitigating the spread of Ebola and saving lives, but only when implemented correctly

Mary Sweeney works at Rokupa isolation centre

A Long Way to Go

The international response to the Ebola epidemic is on the right path, but there is a long way to go. This Oxfam briefing outlines the key operational challenges and recommends that stepped up action should be taken urgently in multiple areas to contain the spread of the disease and to support those most affected.

One of many Ebola billboards in Freetown sharing prevention messages on how to stop the spread of Ebola

Ebola and the Private Sector

Ebola is a humanitarian crisis first and foremost – but it is also a mounting economic disaster for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Hand-Washing, to prevent Ebola in Sierra Leone. Photo: Will Wintercross/Oxfam

Turning the tide on Ebola

This briefing makes the case that public health campaigns involving community engagement and social mobilization are key aspects of reducing transmission rates, and require appropriate prioritization in the international response.


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