Africa is under attack. There is no cure for Ebola. But that doesn’t mean that nothing can be done to help stem the spread of this deadly virus. We need your help.
As of August 6th, 932 people in four countries – Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria – have died since the outbreak began in March. That surpasses the number of 784 who died of Ebola in the entire continent since 2000, according to the World Health Organization.
Your previous generous support has helped prevent dedicated, and even heroic, health care workers in Sierra Leone from contracting virus by enabling us to recently ship 800 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits to the Faith Healing Development Organization.
Each PPE kit includes a full-body Tyvek coverall, mask with visor, and latex gloves which hopefully will keep the health care workers, who are literally putting their own lives on the line to save Ebola patients, from also acquiring the virus themselves.
According to the WHO, the fatality rate has been about 60 percent and with no known cure, prevention is obviously the best course of action.
For those who are already sick, we are shipping medicines to Sierra Leone to help treat their symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, fever and joint and muscle aches as we hope and pray for a quick end to this tragic outbreak.
With your help, Bread and Water for Africa® is hoping to ship even more medicines to help ease the suffering of those who have already contracted the virus, as well as more PPE kits to protect the valiant health care workers as they risk their lives to save Ebola patients. Can you help us?