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In-pictures: Ebola Virus Disease - Kenema treatment center

Last September, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) opened its first Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone, one of the districts worst affected by the deadly outbreak.

 

The IFRC opened its first Ebola treatment centre in Kenema Sierra Leone in September 2014. Katherine Mueller/IFRC

 

The center has a capacity of 60 beds and is currently staffed by approximately 160 national staff and 20 international staff. Katherine Mueller/IFRC

 

More international staff are needed before the centre can scale up to the full 60 beds. Katherine Mueller/IFRC

 

The centre is divided into low and high risk areas. The high risk area is further divided into confirmed, probable and suspect wards. Katherine Mueller/IFRC

 

Anyone entering the high risk zone must wear their full personal protective equipment.  Katherine Mueller/IFRC

 

The dead body management team at the IFRC Ebola treatment centre in Kenema Sierra Leone is responsible for burying patients who have passed away. Katherine Mueller/IFRC

 

A cemetery has been dug behind the centre. Katherine Mueller/IFRC


La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge constitue, avec ses 190 Sociétés nationales membres, le plus vaste réseau humanitaire du monde. En tant que membres du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, nous sommes guidés dans notre travail par sept Principes fondamentaux: humanité, impartialité, neutralité, indépendance, volontariat, unité et universalité.