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More Ebola Aid Bound for Liberia and Sierra Leone



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 secondary bacterial infections.

The supplies are headed for Last Mile Health and ELWA Hospital in Liberia and Medical Research Centre (MRC) and Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone.

While the number of people who have died from Ebola is still rising, Direct Relief continues to hear word from the field that with the right supplies and staff in place, health partners are making a difference.

On Nov. 15, 54 Ebola survivors were discharged from the Hastings Treatment Centre, a facility that receives medical supplies in collaboration with MRC and Direct Relief. They follow 63 others who were discharged the previous week as well as a two week old baby – the youngest Ebola survivor – who was dispatched from the center in early November.

In an update from the Government of Sierra Leone, MRC Director Abdul Jalloh said the continued collaboration with Direct Relief has contributed immensely in complementing government efforts in the fight to contain Ebola.

Additionally, the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation sent a letter of thanks for the support, which was only possible because of people like you. Read the letter: Letter of Appreciation

Direct Relief thanks Airlink and UN Logistics Cluster for getting this shipment to the places where it is most needed.

Mom + 2 wk baby survivor
The youngest Ebola survivor – a two week old baby – and her mother were dispatched from Hastings Ebola Treatment Centre in early November.

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