APC Donates Medicines for Ebola Survivors in Sierra Leone

August 20th, 2018 | News

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On 25 June 2018, the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone Maria E. Brewer and the Minister of Health and Sanitation Dr. Alpha Wurie participated in the hand-over ceremony of 19 medicines that will be used to treat the most common medical conditions among EVD survivors: eye, mental health, and neurological problems; ear, nose and throat conditions; and joint pain. The USAID donation ceremony took place at the University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital Complex – Connaught Hospital.

The United States Government donation of medicines to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation through the Advancing Partners & Communities project is a symbol of our greater commitment to promoting and supporting the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). GHSA provides an innovative, proactive approach to prevent, detect, and respond to future disease outbreaks.

The donated medicines support a number of priorities outlined by Sierra Leone’s ‘New Direction: One Country, One People’. The medicines are available through 20 hospitals nationwide for specialized conditions targeted to EVD survivors, pregnant women, children under 5, and lactating mothers.

Learn more about the Advancing Partners & Communities project’s efforts to strengthen Sierra Leone’s health system.

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