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The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

North Bay resident leaves lasting impact during Ebola aid mission

John Best is no stranger to aid work. In fact, the North Bay resident has been deploying on missions with the Canadian Red Cross since 2005, so when the call came to help in Sierra Leone, one of the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak, John knew what he had to do. 

Infection control in Sierra Leone: Deploying to an Ebola hot zone

Nikola Latinovic is one of the latest Canadian Red Cross aid workers to deploy to Sierra Leone. Once there, he will be playing an important role in working to contain the Ebola outbreak.

A Canadian doctor's mission to fight Ebola

Dr. Danielle Perreault is a physician from Montreal. She has returned home after a completing a four-week mission to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. We wanted to share some of her impressions from her time working at the Red Cross Ebola treatment centre in Kenema. 

You probably don’t have Ebola if...

Ebola has been one of the most talked about health emergencies in the past year, but unless you’ve been in close contact with an infected person, you are very unlikely to contract the virus. There are many myths and fears surrounding the Ebola outbreak, both in the affected region of West Africa and in our own country. These fears are hampering efforts to fight the disease.

Alberta student makes giving a part of life

It has always been in Tory Dalrymple's nature to give back. On her eighth birthday, she asked her guests to donate to charity instead of bringing a gift. Since then, the 13-year-old from High River, Alberta, has made giving a part of her life. After learning about the Ebola crisis in school, she set her sights on making a donation to the Red Cross. 

Canadian aid worker describes remarkable encounters at Ebola treatment centre

Social worker Lindsay Jones has just recently returned home to Ottawa after working at the Red Cross Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. She was there to provide psychosocial support to patients being treated for the virus. She’s been describing her experiences on her blog and recently in this CBC interview. We share this excerpt.

Fight Ebola by spreading facts, not fears

While much of the attention around the current Ebola outbreak has been on treating patients, combating the fears, stigma and myths associated with the virus is another important component of the Red Cross response.

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