In case you missed it, EMERGENCY USA executive director Eric Talbert recently sat down with Dr. Ed Newton for a live web conversation about issues of healthcare in Sierra Leone. Ed is an emergency medicine physician at LAC+USC Medical Center with extensive experience working in post-conflict areas.
Explaining some of the particular challenges such as unreliable electricity, unsanitary water, and limited education resources in the medical field, Ed describes how EMERGENCY was able to build a state of the art hospital in Goderich;
“EMERGENCY built their own water purification system. They brought in diesel generators from Italy that provide constant electricity throughout the day. And they brought in very qualified medical staff to both provide care and to train local people in providing care.”
To learn more about how the EMERGENCY healthcare facilities in Sierra Leone are handling the Ebola outbreak, watch Melissa Harris-Perry’s coverage of the global health crisis featuring Eric Talbert on MSNBC. To support efforts to provide free-of-charge medical care and to protect civilians from Ebola in Sierra Leone, please click here to donate now.