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Earth Council Geneva helps International Medical Corps to open a new Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia

 

 

With the support of Earth Council Geneva, International Medical Corps opened a new Ebola Treatment Unit in Bong County, Liberia.

With the opening of this unit, there are just six facilities in Liberia capable of treating Ebola in the country. International Medical Corps’ Ebola Treatment Unit is about 120 miles north of Liberia’s capital Monrovia - only the second treatment unit outside of that city. Earth Council Geneva has helped make this possible – and this support will help International Medical Corps save more lives and contain this deadly virus.

Once at full capacity, the facility will employ more than 200 specially-trained staff, 90% of whom will be Liberians. And while International Medical Corps fights to contain Ebola and save lives, it will also train healthcare workers and families in affected communities to help them become their own best First Responder to this and future outbreaks.

You can find out more about the new facility and the situation on the ground in the below video.

 

In the following video, 60 Minutes profiles International Medical Corps efforts to stop Ebola at its source in West Africa. Reporting from the Ebola Treatment Unit run by International Medical Corps in Liberia, 60 Minutes features healthcare workers fighting the battle against the deadly disease.