Protecting Health Care Workers from Ebola

Alexandre Delamou, who serves as a consultant to Fistula Care Plus, recently published an article in The Lancet arguing for better protection of health care workers from Ebola in Guinea. Lack of protection of health care workers in the country has lead to a high number of deaths among the workers in Guinea, which, Dr. Delamou argues, could lead weaken the already fragile health system in the country. He posits that a shortage of health care workers could lead to gaps in more specific care, such as maternity care.

The Fistula Care Plus team congratulates Dr. Delamou on his publication and urges the international community to make the protection of health care workers a priority so that our vision for a fistula-free generation is not in vain and our work can be successfully implemented with the help of a robust force of health care workers.