A small NGO, WellBody Alliance, has spent nearly 10 years treating one of the poorest areas on the planet with the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the world. And then the Ebola virus arrived. Thanks to the WellBody Alliance, a partnership forged through trust and respect with the locals enabled healthcare officials to travel the area looking for Ebola victims.
The WellBody Alliance is a small NGO that is largely run and operated by local Sierra Leoneans and largely funded by donors from the United States. WellBody was in a unique position to mobilize and reach out in to the extreme rural areas of Sierra Leone to help people who have been infected by the