Construction is progressing as we celebrate no new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone
By Carrie Theisen - Project Leader
The Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone is winding down. Liberia was officially declared Ebola-free in early September, and the country of Sierra Leone was hoping to follow suit. On August 24, President Ernest Bai Koroma held a ceremony of dancing and joy to celebrate the hospital discharge of what was thought to be the country's last known Ebola patient. Although the government of Sierra Leone was reporting no new Ebola cases at that time, four new cases were confirmed in the following weeks. The last Ebola patient in Sierra Leone was released from the hospital on September 28, but the country will not be declared free of the virus until the UN World Health Organization (WHO) confirms that 42 days of no confirmed cases has passed.
We continue the process of building the orphanage to care for the youngest and most vulnerable survivers of the epidemic. The orphanage, called the Bonnie Seigel Memorial Children's Home, is expected to be completed in the coming months. The walls are going up!
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