Heart to Heart International operated an Ebola Treatment Unit in Tappita, Liberia until the country was first declared Ebola-free in May 2015. As the ETU was built as part of the country-wide web of treatment centers – the ETU was decommissioned under World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, overseen by the Liberia Ministry of Health. As part of the decommissioning process, the entire site went through a decontamination, much of the site’s building materials were re-purposed and medicines and supplies were distributed into the Liberian health system.
With funding from USAID, along with corporate and individual donors supporting operations with monetary gifts and product, the Tappita District Ebola Treatment Unit opened to respond to EVD outbreaks in the region. Joining our Liberian team of more than 100 medical and support staff were 30 clinicians from the U.S. and other countries. This multinational team came together to stand at the forefront of the effort to combat one of the world’s greatest health emergencies.
We are honored to have played a role in the global response to fight the Ebola Epidemic.
See photos and read stories about our work in Liberia