Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are battling the deadliest Ebola epidemic in recorded history. Save the Children is working urgently to halt the outbreak before it spirals further out of control.This is the largest Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a global health emergency.
Save the Children's response across the region has to date focused on prevention of contraction and spread of the Ebola virus. We are working in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Among other things, our work includes training teachers, health workers, nurses and local organizations on prevention measures and distributing protective kits in schools, including soap, cleaning brushes, gloves, water mugs, washbasins, waste bins, chlorine and small individual boilers.
Children affected by Ebola may be stigmatized and isolated by the community and we must work to counteract this. We have already heard tragic cases where families were too scared to properly care for infected children for fear of contracting the deadly disease.Orphaned children are at risk of being ostracized from their communities at the most vulnerable time in their lives. We are working on long-term solutions to help them.
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