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Sierra Leone’s Health System Unequipped To Deal With Mental Health Problems From Ebola, Report Says

The Guardian: Ebola takes mental health toll where ‘life has frozen’ in Sierra Leone
“Ebola is causing mental health problems in Sierra Leone, with the country’s overstretched health system unable to deal with the psychosocial legacy of the outbreak, according to a report by the International Medical Corps. … The NGO warns that psychosocial and mental health need to be considered part of the Ebola response in treatment facilities and community outreach, as well as in the longer term to make mental health an integral part of the country’s health system when it can rebuild…” (O’Carroll, 1/12).

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