Protect Ebola Healthcare Workers in Sierra Leone

 
$7,869
$2,131
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Keep healthcare workers in Ebola-stricken areas of Sierra Leone, Africa protected from the disease by providing gloves, gowns, masks, goggles and disinfectant to the clinics and hospitals where they're needed most.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Countries with limited resources have a difficult time providing enough protective gear to their healthcare workers during an epidemic. Ensuring the safety of the caregiver is top priority when their skills and experience is so desperately needed. Without proper protection their lives are at risk and many will not work knowing they don't have access to the protective gear necessary to do their jobs.

How will this project solve this problem?

Global Links can meet the real-time needs of Sierra Leone's health officials with air-drop shipments of protective gear. Thousands of kits with gloves, gowns, masks, goggles and disinfectant - can be assembled, delivered and accepted through the proper channels, ensuring the kits arrive in a timely manner to the right hospitals and clinics.

Potential Long Term Impact

The long-term impact is immeasurable as having access to proper protective gear not only protects the healthcare worker (and their ability to do their job effectively) but also helps limit the spread of the disease, increases the number of patients each caregiver can treat and improves the function of the healthcare facility.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,869

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $7,869 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

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Organization

Global Links

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
http://www.globallinks.org

Project Leader

Angela Garcia

Deputy Director
Pittsburgh, PA United States

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