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..

Photo: Vanguard

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.

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