USAID contractors deploy to West Africa to assist in ebola outbreak
West Africa faces the largest Ebola epidemic in history. Every day, in extreme heat and humidity, health care workers are performing life-saving tasks to stop the spread of the virus. They face many obstacles in providing timely care to patients—heat stress caused by Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), lengthy infection control measures that leave no room for error, and communities reluctant to seek care are just a few.
President Obama has declared it a top national security priority,
“Faced with this outbreak, the world is looking to us, the United States, and it’s a responsibility that we embrace. We’re prepared to take leadership on this to provide the kinds of capabilities that only America has, and to mobilize the world in ways that only America can do. That’s what we’re doing as we speak.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP ?
We are appealing to the medical community in the United States for assistance with the West Africa Ebola Outbreak. If you are a qualified medical professional and want to volunteer to work in West Africa, click here to contact reputable organizations who are active in the Ebola response through the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI).
As part of a comprehensive and coordinated response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the CDC is developing an introductory safety training course for licensed clinicians intending to work in an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Africa.
One Response to “USAID contractors deploy to West Africa to assist in ebola outbreak”
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.