Humanity First is working to assist local communities in West Africa by providing education for villagers on how to keep themselves safe, and by providing training and personal protective equipment to local hospitals so that they are prepared to handle Ebola patients.
The Ebola Outbreak
The Ebola situation in West Africa continues to accelerate. The bulk of the active cases are in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Both Senegal and Nigeria had a handful of cases and have managed to contain the outbreak.
Progress in containing the outbreak is hampered by a lack of trained clinical staff and Ebola treatment beds, and rumours at village level preventing people from coming forward if they suspect Ebola, or even using the bars of soap and chlorine being distributed. There are rumours that Ebola has been deliberately spread, and also there is a lot of ignorance on how to distinguish between Ebola and other similar symptoms such as Malaria.
Appeal for Funds
Humanity First appeals all donors and supporters to donate generously to assist in responding to ebola crisis. Please click www.humanityfirst.ca/donate/