Ebola: Combining care with research in the heart of the Guinean Forest

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Nzérékoré is by population the second largest city in Guinea after the capital Conakry. It is the largest city in the south-eastern region of Guinée Forestière which was the area where the first Ebola cases were identified. The NGO ALIMA, which is counting on EU support, has set up a treatment centre to provide medical care to people infected by Ebola. The centre is not restricted to treatment but is also devoted to research and training. Clinical trials are being made to find adapted specific medicines. ALIMA works in close collaboration with national authorities and organisations.

The EU’s assistance to contain, control, treat and ultimately defeat Ebola totals over €1.3 billion. Funds provided by the European Commission address the humanitarian needs of the local populations via its partner organisations operating on the ground who are providing immediate healthcare and treatment, as well as psycho-social support to the affected communities.

Read more about EU aid to Ebola-affected countries: http://bit.ly/1EA91n5

Video by Alima

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EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid says:

When #Liberia  was declared Ebola-free last Saturday it proved to the world that the fight against the virus can indeed be won.

But it is a tough fight that continues in #SierraLeone  and Guinea. Both countries have made progress in bringing infection rates down but sustained joint efforts are still needed to get to zero cases.

Watch the video below to see how the EU-funded NGO Alima works to combat the #Ebola  virus in #Guinea .

Find out more about the #EU 's #EbolaResponse  here: http://bit.ly/1EA91n5

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