As an Ebola outbreak spreads across West Africa, with 300 lives claimed since February, Direct Relief is working to ensure medical responders on the ground have the medicines and supplies they need to contain the epidemic.
This week, following an April delivery of face shields to protect hospital staff from exposure, Direct Relief equipped Dr. John Fankhauser with more than $50,000 in specifically-requested medical resources for his return to Monrovia, Liberia.
Ebola is an infectious and often fatal disease that results in fever and severe internal bleeding. There are no medications effective in curing the virus, but supportive hospital care can significantly increase survival.
Direct Relief will continue to support local providers who are working to care for those suffering from Ebola.