health promotion

Sierra Leone: Bringing healthcare closer to the people

Anthropologist Bernadette Schauberger has been on assignment with MSF/Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone since April 2016. Because of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the country’s health system has been badly hit – many health professionals died, limiting access to health care, and lack of routine vaccinations during the epidemic has lead to outbreaks of preventable diseases. Here Bernadette blogs about how the team is trying to bring medical care closer to the people.