Sierra Leone's Health Status at a Glance: UNICEF, 2013 Data
Under-Five Mortality Rate: 182/1000, Highest in the World
Life Expectancy: 45 years, Lowest in the World
People Living on < $1.25/day: 52% of the population
Ebola Cases as of Mar 2015: > 11,750 cases
Healthcare Worker Ebola Deaths: >200 Healthcare Providers
Surviving Surgeons: 8 surgeons, 1 of whom is <60
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Aberdeen Fishing Community, quarantined in February after several fishermen arrived in port ill with Ebola. During our interludes in Freetown, IMA is assisting a local group of schoolteachers to establish an orphanage for Aberdeen street children.
Sierra Leone Landscape
International Mutual Aid
IMA's team of Local and Expat Clinicians in Gbamandu, Kono, Sierra Leone
- IMA's first team has completed their deployment to Kono District, Sierra Leone.
- IMA has formed a partnership with a Local NGO, Kono Eastern Community Development Association(KECDA)
- IMA is planning our next team's 2015 deployment for continued work in Soa Chiefdom, Kono District.
Nurse Elizabeth with a purchase of formula. Elizabeth worked throughout the epidemic as head provider for the 3000 people in her rural section, and has yet to receive any wages. IMA is subsidizing infant formula, and teaming up with UNICEF to provide nutritional assistance to malnourished children seen at Elizabeth's clinic
As the Ebola Epidemic Ends, Sierra Leone - one of the World's Poorest Nations - Remains in Urgent Need of Healthcare and Development Assistance.
Treating patients with significant illnesses and injuries, which have gone untreated due to the Ebola epidemic, and inability to afford care
Building relationships of trust, providing community health education, and offering local leadership technical development advice
Ebola surveillance, case investigation, contact tracing, mobile medical support of quarantined populations in our catchment area, and immediate initiation of field treatment for suspect EVD cases
CDC Pre-Deployment Ebola Responders' Training
Evaluating the dam site for a gravity-fed drinking water system- which was destroyed during the war- for potential repair or replacement.
Residents Of Gbamandu, Kono, Sierra Leone.
We are Not Afraid