Sunday 20 December 2015

Restoring Africa’s health systems after Ebola

Sierra Leone may have been declared Ebola-free, but the outbreak brought an already weak health system to its knees, writes Jane Feinmann in the British Medical Journal.

The charity Doctors of the World is well versed in bringing care to the most vulnerable people in both developing and developed countries, which is why we’ve chosen it for The BMJ’s Christmas appeal this year. Please give generously

When does an emergency such as an outbreak of Ebola end? That’s the question that the charity Doctors of the World is asking readers of The BMJ to consider this Christmas in the face of evidence that healthcare in Sierra Leone, which was under-resourced and poorly performing before the outbreak, is now close to collapse.

For more: see BMJ.

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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