On Sat Nov 7th, WHO officially declared Sierra Leone free of Ebola – after 42 Ebola-free days.
I have watched and waited for each of the 42 days and on Sat Nov 7th, while in USA, I sat at my laptop watching the National Ebola Response Centre‘s Ebola Clock click the seconds down to ZERO .
Surprisingly the website did not erupt into digital fireworks as I expected, perhaps because they are now on a 90 days of enhanced surveillance as it is not quite “over” – neighbouring Guinea still has a few Ebola cases.
What I guarantee is the music- and fun-loving people of Sierra Leone will be celebrating for days, maybe weeks. God knows they deserve it!
It was a privilege to be a tiny part of the recovery.