More than two years after the end of the outbreak, survivors struggle with the lingering effects of Ebola, including hearing and sight loss, joint pains, and mental health problems.
Through APC’s support to these faith-based hospitals, Ebola survivors have been able to access routine health services such as diagnostics and surgery, including bone fracture repairs and cesarean sections. Ebola survivors suffer disproportionately from problems related to eyes, joints, and mental health. These issues often require specialty services that are hard to find in Liberia. To improve the availability of services in ophthalmology, psychiatry, and rheumatology, APC partnered with the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons and brought in four clinical specialists. Over a 10-month period, these specialists provided direct services to survivors and trained general-practice physicians, mid-level health workers, and medical interns, residents, and students.