This project works to stop the Ebola crisis by providing critical resources in key areas of need that will give support to health workers, medical facilities and vulnerable communities in Sierra Leone.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The present Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed 55-60% of infected patients, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tragically, the death count continues to rise, including that of nurses and doctors. This epidemic has disrupted life in many communities and cities. The implications and ripple effect of the crisis are being felt at multiple levels and causing untold suffering and hardship. Responding to this crisis requires a set of strategic and targeted actions.
How will this project solve this problem?
This project provides protective clothing, medical equipment and supplies, health kits, emergency relief aid, Ebola sensitization training, and other support activities directed towards crisis containment, community sustenance and disease elimination.
Potential Long Term Impact
Through this project we will help tackle Ebola and restore normalcy to the people of Sierra Leone - so that they can move on to rebuilding their lives and nation. Our joint, strategic intervention will result in thousands of lives being potentially saved from infection and death.
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,549
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $83,451
Total Funding Goal: $90,000