The projects listed below are engaging in wide range of proven tactics to speed the recovery from the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Since the outbreak began, they've delivered direct medical care for the sick, supplied protective gear for aid workers, promoted hygiene and outreach campaigns for communities at risk, and provided humane support for survivors. All have been thoroughly vetted and will provide you with ongoing updates about the impact of your donation.
From December 2013 to January 2016, West Africa witnessed the most lethal Ebola epidemic in history.
The Ebola virus disease is highly contagious, has no known treatment or cure, and is fatal within days or weeks in most cases. Over the course of the outbreak, more than 28,600 people were infected in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The latest World Health Organization reports show that more than 11,600 people died as a result of this outbreak.
This was the first major outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and communities in the region struggled to contain the epidemic. While the outbreak was active, we worked with project partners on the ground in affected areas to deliver medical supplies to people in need, provide protective equipment to keep heath workers safe and educate the public about how to stop the spread of Ebola. With the end of the epidemic, our nonprofit partners are continuing to support survivors and working to prevent another outbreak in the future.
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