Health
 Liberia
Project #10956

Help 40 Liberian Children Walk

by miraclefeet
Aug 15, 2014

Update on Ebola Virus in Liberia from FACORC clubfoot clinic

Patients and caregivers outside of FACORC.
Patients and caregivers outside of FACORC.

Our heart goes out to the people of West Africa and the countries that our currently being highly impacted by the Ebola Virus, including Liberia where nearly 300 people have already died from the virus. We wanted to share an update from Augustine Chiewolo, the director of our partner clinic in Liberia, FACORC (Faith Clinical Orthopedic Rehab Center). FACORC is seeing the impact of the declared state of emergency daily. Augustine has confirmed that the outbreak and restrictions are unfortunately affecting their ability to treat new and existing clubfoot patients as travel is restricted, community outreach has been halted and assembling groups of patients is discouraged. Despite these precautions, FACORC’s team continues to treat clubfoot patients who are able to attend clinic and are symptom-free.  They are using precautions to avoid possible contamination and are taking the opportunity to educate families on the spread of Ebola. 

FACORC had a conference call with the Minister of Health last week (August 2014) who said that the state of emergency declared by the president is in effect for at least 90 days and that any hope of repressing the Ebola situation is now beyond the reach of the government of Liberia. As a nation, Liberia is seeking international help and this help has been confirmed over the weekend via the World Health Organization and the announcement of several large foundation grants.
 
We are pleased that the government and large funders have stepped in. We will continue to update you on how to best be supportive of our work there. We encourage you to donate to Global Giving's Ebola campaign for which all donations are currently being matched.
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Location: Carborro, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.miraclefeet.org
Project Leader:
Heather Barnes
Carrboro, NC United States

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