Katy has worked for MSF's Access Campaign for the past 5 years as a policy and advocacy adviser. She is currently supporting MSF
Switzerland's communications work in Foya, Liberia- getting messages about Ebola out into the community and ensuring the voices of MSF staff and patients are heard amidst the media hype.
She has a degree in International Relations and Development Studies from the University of Sussex and is also studying part time for an MSc in Global Health Policy with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
In Foya, in Lofa county, northern Liberia MSF is running an Ebola management centre in the area alongside the Guinean border, where
patients receive supportive care. The teams also provide psychological support to patients and relatives, run several outreach activities, such as health promotion, safe burial practices, and an ambulance service.
Outreach activities are being carried out in Foya and neighbouring districts, as well as to the east and south of the town of Voinjama, a
two-hour drive from Foya. In addition MSF is training health staff, especially health promoters for community education. As local health
centres are starting to reopen MSF is making donations of protective equipment and providing training to the staff working in these centres
MSF has been responding to the West Africa Ebola outbreak since March 2014, and currently has a total of 3,340 staff working in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, treating a rapidly increasing number of patients.