USAID Donates Medicines for Ebola Survivors in Sierra Leone
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 worth more than $200,000 that will be used to treat the most common medical conditions among EVD Survivors: eye care, mental health and neurology, 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 is a symbol of our greater commitment to promoting and supporting the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). GHSA provides an innovative, pro-active 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 toward EVD survivors, pregnant women, children under 5, and lactating mothers.