Brazilian volunteers to treat Ebola patients in Sierra Leone

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A health-care worker takes recommended protective measures from Ebola. (WHO video capture)

Everyday, a Brazilian doctor who hails from New Jersey, spent a gruelling seven hours inside an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone caring for at least 40 to 50 patients a day.

Dr. Mauricio Ferri is part of a team of four foreign doctors providing clinical care inside a hospital in Kanema town, around 200 km from the capital Freetown.

He was deployed through the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), a WHO-based network of experts and institutions that can assist with the international response to disease outbreaks.

Speaking on the line from Geneva, he shared with Leda Letra his experience in the field.

Duration: 3'13''

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