Ebola outbreak


Latest news

  • Ebola in West Africa: One Year after the Outbreak

    19.02.2015 - In December 2013 a two-year-old boy from Guinea died of strange symptoms. His case was later identified by researchers as the first case of Ebola in West Africa since 2012. It was the beginning of the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak. Here’s how it unfolded, and where we are today. More 
  • After Ebola: Orphaned children find home at SOS Children's Villages Sierra Leone

    04.02.2015 - For the first time since June 2014 new cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone have fallen below 100 per week. As the outbreak slows, focus shifts to how to care for the thousands of children left orphaned by Ebola. More...
  • Interim care centre in Monrovia, Liberia

    Ebola survivors take lead in caring for abandoned children

    12.01.2015 - Children left parentless by the Ebola epidemic are now receiving quality care and counseling from Ebola survivors. More...
  • In Liberia, slowdown in Ebola infection rate poses new dangers

    04.12.2014 - It is still too early to claim that the infection rate has declined in the West African country worst-hit by the Ebola outbreak, says Mr George Kordahi, national director for SOS Children’s Villages Liberia. Claiming early victories may lead to Liberians becoming relaxed about safety precautions while the disease continues to spread in neighbouring Sierra Leone. More...
  • Ebola: SOS mother dies in Liberia

    10.09.2014 - SOS mother from Juah Town contracted virus while visiting a sick relative outside of SOS premises. No SOS children or SOS villages were exposed, but SOS Children's Villages in Liberia remain on high alert and are taking strict precautions. SOS Medical Centre continues to serve Monrovia community non-stop. More...
  • New gear helps SOS Children’s Villages fight Ebola spread in Liberia

    28.08.2014 - In the Liberian capital of Monrovia, where an already-struggling health sector has been devastated by the Ebola outbreak, the delivery of 100 full protection body suits for medical workers at the SOS Medical Centre is literally a gift of life. More...
  • Ebola outbreak has SOS Children's Villages on high alert

    12.08.2014 - As the Ebola outbreak spreads, SOS Children's Villages programmes in West Africa are on high alert and taking strict measures to avoid infections. No children, mothers or co-workers from any SOS village have been infected. More...
  • As Ebola outbreak worsens, doctors battle with beliefs and shortages

    21.07.2014 - SOS Children’s Villages programmes continue efforts to raise awareness and battle the spread of the disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone More...