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Ebola On The Ground: The Response

a step-by-step guide to how Sierra Leoneans worked tirelessly to get the Ebola outbreak under control

O.B. Sisay, Situation Room Director of Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Response Centre, takes us on a step-by-step guide to how Sierra Leoneans worked tirelessly to get the Ebola outbreak under control—from the emergency call center and the neighborhood surveillance officers to the contact tracers and the armed quarantine zones, and from the new “safe and dignified” burial practices to the recently constructed Ebola graveyards. This video shows realistically what life is like for both ordinary people and health care workers in a resource-limited area during an epidemic. After watching the video, discuss your thoughts with your peers below.

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