Posts Tagged 2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak

Games Against Ebola: Developers for Direct Relief

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There are countless ways to make a difference, as nine game development teams from around the world demonstrated this past week. Over a 96-hour marathon that concluded on Nov. 30,  they volunteered to make games as a means to raise money for the fight to stop Ebola. These generous developers included Grapefrukt, Ludocity, Glitchnap, SLMN, Coffee Stain, and developers from Mojang such as TheMogMiner and Kris Jelbring. People […]

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More Ebola Aid Bound for Liberia and Sierra Leone

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Another wave of aid supplies to help save lives in areas affected by the Ebola crisis left Direct Relief’s headquarters this week, bound for Sierra Leone and Liberia. The shipments – valued at $4.8 million (wholesale) – contain items urgently requested by health workers in the field such as gloves, soap, IV fluids, and the antibiotic ciprofloxacin to help treat […]

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63 People Survived Ebola Today, a Hospital in Sierra Leone Reports

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63 people left the Hastings Treatment Center in Sierra Leone today Ebola free, according to staff at the Medical Research Centre. Direct Relief works with MRC to supply the Hastings Treatment Center with medicines and personal protective equipment for Ebola care. Hastings’ update today follows last month’s news from the treatment center of the youngest Ebola survivor – a two-week-old girl thought to have contracted […]

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Ebola Response: Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Grants $1 Million to Direct Relief

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Last month, Philanthropist Paul G. Allen announced he is increasing his commitment to fight Ebola to at least $100 million. Today, Mr. Allen announced a $1 million grant to Direct Relief to scale up the organization’s relief efforts in Ebola-affected West African nations. The effects of Ebola extend well beyond those infected. The side effect is depriving people of basic human needs. These grants […]

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Ebola: Survey of the U.S. Safety Net

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Survey Assesses Protective Gear Inventories at Safety-Net Health Centers and Clinics across the U.S. SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 – One-third of America’s safety-net facilities reported a limited supply of waterproof shoe covers, gowns, face shields, single-use respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for treating Ebola patients, a nationwide survey […]

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6 Month Update: Response to the World’s Deadliest Ebola Epidemic

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Since the Ebola virus erupted in West Africa six months ago, Direct Relief has provided frontline health workers fighting to contain the outbreak with more than 140 tons of medical resources valued at $6.98 million (wholesale). In addition, Direct Relief is working with local medical staff and Ministries of Health to support the broader health system by strengthening the in-bound […]

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