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Video: Canadian nurse gives tour of Ebola treatment centre

What’s it like to be on the front lines of the fight against Ebola? Canadian nurse Jodi Dockman filmed some of the day-to-day activities at a Red Cross Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone during her recent deployment. She takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour.

Red Cross providing kits to help Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone

Without a doubt, stepping over the threshold to leave an Ebola treatment centre for the last time gives a patient a certain degree of euphoria; against many odds they have survived this highly contagious and deadly disease. However, the grim reality of day-to-day survival looms ahead as many have lost the breadwinner of the family, or their entire family, and their possessions have been destroyed, burned or disinfected with chlorine solution to avoid the further spread of the disease.

Video: Donations make a difference in the fight against Ebola

​Thanks to the generous support of Canadians and the government of Canada, the Red Cross has been making an impact in the fight against the Ebola outbreak. From preparedness and awareness activities to treating people with Ebola at Red Cross-run treatment centres, the response has been tremendous -- and is not yet over.

From Ebola patient to Ebola survivor: Binta’s story

When Ebola first came to this village, I felt bad. Because of Ebola, there was a lot of suffering, many people died, and we had setbacks in our farming activities. It was scary, especially because we were isolated and I couldn’t visit anyone.

Working against complacency: Windsor man completes Ebola aid mission

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to work in an Ebola treatment centre. Most Canadian Red Cross aid workers try to anticipate what they will see and experience on a day-to-day basis but quickly realize that the experience is not what they thought it would be. Nikola Latinovic, an aid worker from Windsor, Ontario, found this to be the case during his four-week mission in Kono, Sierra Leone.

Share your Words Against Ebola

Hope, solidarity, dignity, knowledge, love, compassion. These words have been crucial in supporting the communities affected by the Ebola outbreak. And these words have inspired a new Red Cross Red Crescent campaign called Words Against Ebola.

A behind-the-scenes look at Canadian Ebola fighters

We’ve introduced you to many Red Cross Ebola fighters over the past year. Whether they’re medical professionals, technicians or administrators, these Red Cross aid workers have all played a part in helping people in West Africa recover from the outbreak and stop the spread of the virus.

Spreading Ebola awareness through song and soap opera

To combat stigma, particularly against those who have survived the Ebola virus, the Red Cross is using music and television to spread messages of anti-discrimination.

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