PIH, Sierra Leone Address Needs of Pregnant Women amid Ebola | Partners In Health

Aminata* was pregnant and in labor, but the baby wouldn’t come. Medical staff at a Sierra Leonean health care facility were afraid to treat her obstructed labor, thinking she might have Ebola, so the 24-year-old was referred to an Ebola holding center. Her blood was sent to a special lab to test for the disease so she could be rushed to the operating room for a lifesaving cesarean section if the test was negative. To read the full story please click here