My Ebola Diary

So, finally, I’m off. This time on Saturday I’ll be on a plane to Freetown in Sierra Leone, to join the more or less 3500 MSF staff, national and international, who are fighting the largest, most deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus we have ever seen.

I can’t wait. I’m leaving with the support and love of family and friends, even if they would nearly all prefer I wasn’t going.  Especially my three children: all grown up, but scared for me, although they understand my motivation.

To Brussels for Training

MSF's Belgium operational centre (MSFB) has been working in “Ebola” settings for many years… almost 20… so they have an enormous amount of knowledge to on safe behavior, infection control and patient management. They recently developed a training course “to ensure staff has a sufficient knowledge of the disease and its transmission routes and are able to adapt a safe behavior and work efficiently in a well-designed Ebola Management Center (EMC).”


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