Ebola Outbreak Charity organization opens clinic for pregnant patients

The special care center was opened in Sierra Leone due to the poor survival rate of pregnant women from the virus.

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A pregnant woman suspected of having Ebola lies on a stretcher in Freetown, Sierra Leone. play

A pregnant woman suspected of having Ebola lies on a stretcher in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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Charity organization, Doctors without borders aka Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) has opened a clinic for pregnant patients in Sierra Leone.

The special care center was opened due to the poor survival rate of pregnant women from the virus.

MSF announced the opening of the clinic in Freetown, the country’s capital, on Saturday, January 10.

The center, which is located in the compound of an empty Methodist boys high school, currently has one patient on admission.

"Pregnant women (with Ebola) are a high risk group so they have less chance than...than the rest of the population," MSF Field Coordinator, Esperanza Santos told Reuters.

Meanwhile, Sierra Leone has declared its first Ebola-free district after Pujehun, in the south-east of the country, went 42 days without recording a single case of the disease.

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