In December 2013, an outbreak of Ebola began in Guinea and spread across multiple countries over the next two years, causing more than 11,000 deaths and overwhelming the fragile health systems of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Two years ago, at the end of the outbreak, our team visited Yereweliah, a small village in Guinea, to see how efforts to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) were faring in Ebola’s aftermath. You might have seen the resulting story on ONE.org. At the time, health officials believed that the mass distribution of NTD treatments could help restore trust in Guinea’s health system and local leaders were stepping up to mobilize their communities. [Read More]