Siah Tamba, Ebola survivor and Ebola hero
Siah Tamba takes off her personal protective equipment (PPE) after working in the red zone. She is an Ebola survivor who now works at the Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in Sinje, Grand Cape Mount, Liberia, after losing her mother, sister, and daughter.
The facility is operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with Liberia's Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and supported by USAID's Office of U.S Foreign Disaster Assistance. It opened with a capacity of 10 beds, but can rapidly scale to provide care to up to 50 people.
The ETU is staffed with 23 medical professionals from Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Ukraine, as well as 114 Liberians from Grand Cape Mount county, who were recruited and trained to offer clinical and non-clinical care within the facility.
The staff received training from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the MOHSW, and experienced hands-on training at the IOM-managed ETU in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Liberia.
Sinje, Grand Cape Mount, Liberia, on 28 January 2015
Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret