Last week the first Ebola patient treated in Africa with the experimental drug ZMAb was discharged from EMERGENCY’s Ebola Treatment Center in Goderich, Sierra Leone.
The patient A.M., 72 years old, had been admitted three weeks ago in very critical conditions.
The ZMAb used for A.M. had been requested by the Ministry of Health of Sierra Leone to treat Dr. Victor Willoughby, a leading doctor in the country. Unfortunately, Dr. Willoughby died as soon as the drug arrived in country.
The Ministry of Health asked EMERGENCY to give the ZMAb to A.M., whose son and husband were two of Dr. Willoughby’s patients and had died of Ebola few days before.
EMERGENCY’s high quality Ebola Treatment Center in Goderich is the only center in Africa that has used ZMAb so far. It opened on 14th of December in collaboration with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
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