Africare In the News

The deadliest Ebola outbreak ever recorded has worsened. The number of confirmed cases in West Africa has surpassed 1,200, the latest official death toll is 672 (World Health Organization), and the risk of its spread to other countries in Africa and globally has grown more apparent. A Liberian man died recently of Ebola in Lagos, Nigeria (The Guardian), the country’s most populated city, and two Americans supporting health efforts in Liberia have also contracted the virus (CBSNEWS).

Local governments are taking action to curb Ebola’s spread. Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea will meet to hold cross-border Ebola prevention meetings (allafrica.com). Liberia is restricting movement in and out of the country with  preventative protocols where the borders remain open (Reuters), and airlines servicing the region are likewise restricting some air travel (The Guardian).The deadliest Ebola outbreak ever recorded has worsened. The number of confirmed cases in West Africa has surpassed 1,200, the latest official death toll is 672 (World Health Organization), and the risk of its spread to other countries in Africa and globally has grown more apparent. A Liberian man died recently of Ebola in Lagos, Nigeria (The Guardian), the country’s most populated city, and two Americans supporting health efforts in Liberia have also contracted the virus (CBSNEWS).

Containment efforts are increasing, but the resources of local authorities are limited. Annual health care budgets of the affected countries benefit from significant international support generally, and support is sorely needed now.

The front-line of the fight against Ebola is held by health care workers, who expose themselves to the risk of infection and death to treat those affected, and several have died already. Ebola cannot be contained if health care workers cannot perform their duties safely. Africare is shipping more than $525,000 of medical supplies to support local health care workers in their heroic efforts. We need your help to do more for them.

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To see these sorely needed supplies in action, check out the video here.