The Ebola outbreak in West Africa shocked us all. When the crisis broke out we had worked in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea for years, but we had never worked in a crisis before. All three governments asked for our support on this, so by December 2014 one third of our 50-person organisation was working on the Ebola response.
We have worked on different things as the disease and the response took different paths in different countries. From working with the Presidents and their top advisors directly in each of the three countries, to supporting technical areas like social mobilisation in Liberia and data systems in Sierra Leone, to the setup and management of different coordination bodies, such as the National Ebola Response Centre in Sierra Leone and the Incident Management System in Liberia.
We continue to support the governments of Sierra Leone and Guinea to ensure that their economies and societies can recover.