How to eat an elephant: psychosocial support during an Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
Jónasdóttir, E. (2015). How to eat an elephant: psychosocial support during an Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Intervention, 13(1), 82-84.
This field report summarises some of the problems, challenges and psychosocial issues facing Sierra Leone Red Cross National Society staff and volunteers, related to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, as well as local responses at a time when the rest of the world was just becoming aware of the disease as a real threat. The author provides a brief outline of what was, and is, needed and what she managed to plan and implement to help support the overall Ebola operation in Sierra Leone, as well as improve staff and volunteer support and the training of trainers.