Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria are currently experiencing the most serious and widespread Ebola outbreak that history can record. The outbreak of this virus is claiming more and more lives on a daily basis. Communities are struggling to contain the virus and control the epidemic. VAAFD will help disseminate vital sanitation and medical supplies to clinics communities across Liberia, educate people on how to stop and contain the outbreak and support families of those in quarantine.
The Ebola virus is a highly transmissible, deadly virus that can kill the affected person within days or weeks. No treatment has yet been approved by WHO. Liberia has a limited number of health workers as well as medical equipment and sanitation supplies, making this epidemic above their capacity to control it. According to the WHO, the outbreak has resulted in more than 2,240 reported cases and since 16 August 2014 has 1,229 people. 466 of these deaths have happened in Liberia.
Donations will help aid organizations and health workers in clinics and hospitals in Monrovia, Bong County, Margibi County and Grand Bassa County get the necessary the resources needed to contain and stop the Ebola outbreak. Funds will be used for medical supplies, buckets, grooves, chloride, chlorine, and oral rehydration materials; sprayers, protective gear and hands sanitizers for regular hand washing. Funds will also go towards helping care for those already infected and put in quarantine.
Our continued efforts in human development, protection and safety in our communities put us in the best position to serve and meet the urgent need of Liberians. Our health team, VAAFD, the Ministry of Health along with other organizations involved with the fight of the virus will always be ready to respond to the health needs of the communities. With the support of donors and interest groups, our organization will be able to build a stronger team that will provide a better service.