Children
 Liberia
Project #18403

Help Children Survive the Ebola Outbreak

by Save the Children Federation
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Summary

Save the Children is on the ground working with health ministries in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to address the outbreak in many ways. We are currently training teachers, health workers, nurses and local organizations on prevention measures against Ebola and are distributing protective kits and essential medical equipment. We are dedicated to ensuring that we reach people in hard-to-access locations, particularly children. Donate now to support our efforts.
$4,342.00
total raised
42
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are battling the deadliest Ebola epidemic in recorded history. Save the Children is working urgently to halt the outbreak before it spirals further out of control.This is the largest Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a global health emergency.

Solution

Save the Children's response across the region has to date focused on prevention of contraction and spread of the Ebola virus. We are working in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Among other things, our work includes training teachers, health workers, nurses and local organizations on prevention measures and distributing protective kits in schools, including soap, cleaning brushes, gloves, water mugs, washbasins, waste bins, chlorine and small individual boilers.

Long-Term Impact

Children affected by Ebola may be stigmatized and isolated by the community and we must work to counteract this. We have already heard tragic cases where families were too scared to properly care for infected children for fear of contracting the deadly disease.Orphaned children are at risk of being ostracized from their communities at the most vulnerable time in their lives. We are working on long-term solutions to help them.

Resources

http:/​/​www.savethechildren.org
Ebola Information Page

Organization Information

Save the Children Federation

Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.savethechildren.org
Project Leader:
Penelope Crump
Fairfield, CT United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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