D-DAY FOR EBOLA
Twice the Doctor’s ‘D-Day for Ebola’ Campaign
Funds raised from our first ever Twice the Doctor campaign in May 2014 helped our partner, UNICEF’s program in Sierra Leone. This program aims to help reduce under five mortality by one third through the improvement of health services. However, UNICEF’s work was severely disrupted by the outbreak of Ebola which overwhelmed Sierra Leone’s already fragile health system. When UNICEF appealed for funds to support their emergency response, Twice the Doctor felt compelled to act, and so we launched our ‘D-Day’ for Ebola campaign.
Twice the Doctor would like to acknowledge and give thanks to all who participated in ‘D-Day for Ebola’ and made it a success. By taking part in D-day for Ebola, donors helped to alleviate the effects of the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Funds raised by this campaign helped to:
- Support the set up and running of Ebola treatment centres and smaller community care centres. This included providing critical medical and protective supplies, such as lifesaving drugs, Intravenous IV fluids, bars of soap, concentrated chlorine, as well as protective gloves and safety goggles.
- Train and support health workers on Ebola management, including infection prevention and control.
- Ensure that general health and nutrition services could continue. For example, making sure children received vaccinations, medicines, mosquito nets, nutritional screening and treatment for malnutrition.
- Support other frontline workers to stop the spread of Ebola. This included volunteers who go from house-to-house to share life-saving information on how families can protect themselves to stop the outbreak.