Give a Glove - Ebola Can Be Stopped
Nobody who has been working on the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia thinks the international response is anywhere close to what's needed to avert mounting disaster in three of the world's poorest countries. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders says it has been screaming for more help for months. In an interview before leaving for west Africa on 24 August, Centers for Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden talked to AllAfrica about why the global response had been inadequate. Perhaps it will take a public outcry to get urgently needed support to Ebola-stricken countries. But you can do something NOW! If you gave to Haiti earthquake relief or tsunami recovery or any other humanitarian cause: why would you not help the people whose countries are experiencing similarly devastating catastrophes, without the international scale of concern and aid that victims of those natural disasters received?
The AllAfrica Foundation Give a Glove campaign starts with worst-affected Liberia, through donations to the HEARTT Foundation..
allAfrica.com, 25 August 2014
As a fifth African country on Sunday announced Ebola deaths, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), left for Liberia, Sierra ... read more »
Liberia: Give a Glove - Pass It On
allAfrica.com, 22 August 2014
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allAfrica.com, 20 August 2014
Imagine this choice. Your child has Ebola symptoms. You have no protective gloves to help keep you alive to care for her. But she needs comfort, so you wash her and wipe away her ... read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Health Minister Confirms Ebola Deaths in Congo
allAfrica.com, 24 August 2014
Dr. Félix Kabange Numbi, health minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said on television Sunday that two deaths among a dozen suspected Ebola patients were due ... read more »
A doctor preparing to treat patients diagnosed with Ebola.
Ebola is a highly infectious disease with up to 90% death rate.
Volunteers with the Guinea Red Cross meet with residents in the largest market in the Matoto suburb of Conakry, sharing messages on how people can protect themselves and prevent the spread of Ebola.
West Africa: Ebola Response - the Real Measure of Success
SciDev.Net, 19 August 2014
Responding to the outbreak shouldn't just be about stopping its spread, but also about heeding the warning sign. read more »
Medecins Sans Frontieres, 18 August 2014
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) admitted nine patients today into its newly constructed ELWA 3 Ebola Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia, ... read more »
allAfrica.com, 3 August 2014
Monrovia's streets were buzzing. In my amazement that an air of normalcy seems to prevail despite the emergency measures, I paid little heed to buckets of chlorinated water at the ... read more »