As of May 9th, Liberia has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization!
Thank you for your generosity and compassion for the people of West Africa!
Spring of 2014 marked the beginning of the largest outbreak of Ebola that the world had ever seen. The deadly virus ravaged West Africa. By fall, the death toll in Liberia was over 2,500 and growing every day. Community misconceptions about Ebola as well as Liberia's already weak health system caused the virus to spread out of control and beyond the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare's ability to address it.
MTI has operated community health programs in Liberia for over a decade, working with a vast network of clinics as part of our health systems strengthening projects. At the outset of the outbreak, MTI's Liberian field staff and teams mobilized to fight Ebola. Throughout the crisis, MTI implemented community education programs, which were seen by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Liberian Ministry of Health (MoH) as the most effective way to fight Ebola. The MoH, the CDC, the WHO, and other NGOs requested MTI's expertise to help contain the deadly virus, and MTI soon took on a leadership role among NGOs in Liberia.
Infection Prevention and Control at a clinic in Liberia.
On May 9th, the World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free! Thank you for your generous donations, which played a critical role in making this happen! Your gifts provided training of health workers, implemented infection control at clinics, and shipped desperately-needed supplies and protective gear. You saved lives during deadliest Ebola epidemic the world has ever seen. Thank you for your compassion and prayers.
The virus is still active in neighboring countries, and MTI and other NGOs are transitioning into a recovery phase to strengthen capacity and scale up infection prevention and control protocols.
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