Posts Tagged Sierra Leone

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

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With your support, over the past six months Direct Relief provided over $6.98 million in total aid to ensure medical responders in West Africa have the medicines and supplies they need as they work to contain the Ebola epidemic. Thanks to you, Direct Relief has been able to support health professionals working locally and mobilize this targeted, large-scale response in […]

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Ebola Response: Humanitarian Charter 747 Brings 100 Tons of Medical Aid to Fight Outbreak

A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departs John F. Kennedy International with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola.

New York, New York, Sept. 20, 2014 – A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed John F. Kennedy International Airport today with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola. The West Africa-bound airlift — the largest to depart the U.S. since the outbreak began — arrives in Sierra Leone Sunday morning and Liberia that afternoon. As confirmed […]

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Ebola Response: Life-Saving Protective Gear Arrives in Sierra Leone

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Emergency supplies to protect health workers in Ebola hot zones arrived in Sierra Leone this week and are en route to Direct Relief’s partner Medical Research Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The shipment – valued at nearly $40,000 – contains more than 5,000 pounds of urgently needed protective equipment like gloves, masks, goggles, and gowns to help prevent health workers […]

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Ebola: Every Health Worker Must Be Supplied With Protective Gear

The Ebola isolation unit at Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: Dr. Dan Kelly, Wellbody Alliance.

Facing a severe shortage of medical supplies and protective gear, health workers operating in the hot spots of the West African Ebola crisis are risking their own lives to help others. That’s why Dr. Dan Kelly, co-founder of Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone, has returned to the frontlines of the Ebola crisis to help train health workers on how to […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Aid Arrives in Sierra Leone

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An emergency shipment of supplies for the deadly Ebola outbreak spreading across West Africa arrived this week at Direct Relief’s partner Wellbody Alliance in the Kono District of Sierra Leone.  The arrival coincides with the district’s first case of Ebola, which was confirmed on Tuesday. “The Direct Relief shipment is absolutely critical, as we are almost out of our existing […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Emergency Supplies Headed to Sierra Leone

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#481844475 / gettyimages.com In response to the world’s deadliest Ebola epidemic to date, Direct Relief is sending emergency shipments of urgently requested medicines and supplies to its partner Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone, and anticipates additional requests. The shipment – valued at more than $337,000 wholesale – contains basic antibiotics and most importantly, personal protective equipment, such as exam and […]

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