33 tonnes of medical products for Ebola

Since January 2014, Guinea has been in the grip of an Ebola epidemic, a highly contagious virus that has no known remedy and a particularly high death toll.

The French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Development requested the French Red Cross to open an Ebola Treatment Centre in the country.

The 50-bed Centre was opened on 1 November 2014 for a period of 9 months. It is based in Macenta in the Guinea Highlands, at the crossroads between Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Ivory Coast.

The NGO, Alima, has also opened its own Ebola Treatment Centre in Nzérékoré, in conjunction with the World Food Programme (WFP).

Between October and December 2014, Tulipe supplied 33 tonnes of medical products (rehydration fluids, analgesics and injectable antiemetics, etc.) including 15 emergency kits, to provide support to the actions undertaken by Alima and the French Red Cross. These donations are equivalent in value to €290,000 euros (wholesale price before tax).