IDEA is revitalizing health and education programs in Sierra Leone. In-country partners need our help to provide services to patients and student alike.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Sierra Leone Ebola Free for the second time.
Since the epidemic began in March 2014, over 14,000 Sierra Leoneans contracted Ebola, of whom 3,955 died of the disease.
Because all of Sierra Leone's medical resources were directed to dealing with this unprecedented emergency, treatment was not available for people suffering from other health issues. “During the Ebola outbreak, more people died from medical neglect than from Ebola itself,” said Dr. Darius Maggi of the West Africa Fistula Foundation.
Read the IDEA Newsletter Fall 2015 for an update on conditions in Sierra Leone.