Ebola Outbreak: Direct Relief Responds in West Africa

Direct Relief equipped Dr. John Fankhauser with more than $50,000 in specifically-requested medical resources for his return to Monrovia, Liberia.

Direct Relief equipped Dr. John Fankhauser with more than $50,000 in specifically-requested medical resources for his return to Monrovia, Liberia.

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.

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  1. On behalf of the Liberia Midwives Association, I extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to direct relief family and all humanitarians that have extended their helping hand to our Country Liberia in our most difficult moment that I consider as crisis. May the almighty God bless you and help our nation Liberia.

    Regards,

    Anita S. Varney

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