FIGHTING WORLD WAR ‘E’ AGAINST THE EBOLA VIRUS OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA: URGENT ACTION NEEDED NOW
In recent months, West Africa has lost some of its most heroic & dedicated healthcare workers – not to mention thousands of patients - to the devastating & quickly-spreading Ebola virus. Action Africa stood up early with proactive responses and has sent out three large containers of supplies to assist workers on the ground in West Africa. A fourth container is about to leave from our Washington DC base. Arresting the spread of the virus is primarily why this next 40-foot container is entirely filled with protective gear for healthcare workers in Sierra Leone.
In a renewed phase, Action Africa is now declaring WORLD WAR ‘E’! Next, we plan on sending ActionAfrica Life Kits - infection-inhibiting full-body coverings - to West Africa’s healthcare-worker community, starting with a batch of 5,181 ActionAfrica Life Kits to be distributed across Sierra Leone & Liberia & Guinea & Nigeria.
ActionAfrica needs urgently to raise the sum of $1,000,000 to procure, ship, and then regionally distribute the first batch of 5,181 ActionAfrica Life Kits to healthcare workers in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria. Each ActionAfrica Life Kit consists of goggles in addition to the following infection-inhibiting, specially-treated fabric components: gloves; facemask; long-sleeve shirt; long pants; shoe coverings; and bandanna-like head-covering. (You can read about the dynamic technology behind this project in the “Word from the President” segment on this website).
ACTION AFRICA’S 2014 MEDICAL MISSION HIGHLIGHTS
- A 40-foot container of Medical Equipment & Supplies to Enugu, Nigeria.
- A 40-foot container of Medical Equipment & Supplies to Lunsar, Sierra Leone
- A 40-foot container of Pharmaceutical & Medical Supplies to Owerri, Nigeria.
- A 40-foot container of Medical and Other Supplies to Kailahun, Sierra Leone.
- A 40-foot container of Medical Supplies to Lunsar, Sierra Leone.
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