Sierra Leone has activated a Health Emergency Response System to level II following Confirmed Cases of Ebola in Guinea.
The response involves enhanced surveillance, active case finding and robust community engagement.
A statement issued on Sunday by the ministry of health and sanitation, indicated that the National Rapid Response Teams are being dispatched to provide additional support to the District Health Management Teams.
The ministry also noted that they intend to work very closely with their Guinean counterparts to quickly contain the situation.
Scientist and Professor at the University of Sierra Leone Dr. Alhaji Umar Njai says collaboration to combat the virus is as important now as ever.
He spoke to WADR’s Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson.