Liberia: Bringing Redemption Hospital back to life

Redemption is a public hospital providing free medical care to the people of New Kru Town in Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia. The Ebola epidemic killed 112 people at this health facility, forcing it to shut down in September 2014. As part of its contribution to fighting the epidemic and helping restore health facilities in Liberia, the ICRC decided to go in with its expertise and clean up the contaminated areas.

Sébastien Renou was one of the few brave people on the frontlines, helping clean up Redemption Hospital. This is a first-person account of his experiences.

The out-patient department reopened around new year, providing health care to nearly 100 people a day, with the hospital gearing up to reopen its in-patient services. With the help of other organizations such as Médecins Sans Frontières and International Rescue Committee, the people of New Kru Town now have access to free health care once again.