Ebola On The Ground, Part 6: The Response

OB Sisay takes us on a step-by-step guide to bringing Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak under control.

This is Part 6 of Okayafrica and Ebola Deeply’s multi-part ‘Ebola On The Ground’ video series. See Part 1: The Outbreak In Sierra Leone, Part 2: The Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, and Part 3: The Ebola Surveillance Team, Part 4: The Decontaminator, and Part 5: Tokeh Village. Stay tuned next week for more episodes.


In the newest episode of the Ebola On The Ground video series, "The Response," OB Sisay, Situation Room Director, Sierra Leone's National Ebola Response Centre, takes us on a step-by-step guide to how Sierra Leoneans have worked tirelessly to get the Ebola outbreak under control -- from the emergency call center and the neighborhood surveillance officers to the contact tracers and the armed quarantine zones, and from the new "safe and dignified" burial practices to the recently constructed Ebola graveyards.

Videography/editing by Lance Steagall (Collabo!), on Instagram @lance.steagall

Music thanks to Sorie Kondi