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Sierra Leone village builds own Ebola treatment centre

One community in a rural area of Sierra Leone has built its own Ebola treatment centre and trained volunteers to care for the sick, the BBC has found.

The country's existing medical facilities cannot cope, and are often far from the patients who need help.

Isolating infected people is crucial to curbing the spread of Ebola, and the creation of makeshift centres is being hailed as the key to fighting the virus.

Andrew Harding reports from the Port Loko area, north of the capital, Freetown.

  • 04 Nov 2014
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