Global Links's Response to The Ebola Crisis

Operational Summary: 

Protect Ebola Healthcare Workers in Sierra Leone

Global Links is keeping healthcare workers in Ebola-stricken areas of Sierra Leone, Africa protected from the disease by providing gloves, gowns, masks, goggles and disinfectant to the clinics and hospitals where they're needed most.

Global Links is meeting the real-time needs of Sierra Leone's health officials with shipments of personal protective gear. As of October 1, thousands of kits with gloves, gowns, masks, goggles, and disinfectant have been assembled and air-lifted to ensure the kits arrived in a timely manner and delivered to national health authorities. Addititional items such as post-mortem bags and waste disposal bags were also sent in these shipments. Additional protective gear is currently being assembled for future shipment.

Countries with limited resources have a difficult time providing enough protective gear to their healthcare workers during an epidemic. Ensuring the safety of the caregiver is top priority when their skills and experience is so desperately needed. Without proper protection their lives are at risk and many will not work knowing they don't have access to the protective gear necessary to do their jobs.

The long-term impact is immeasurable as having access to proper protective gear not only protects the healthcare worker (and their ability to do their job effectively) but also helps limit the spread of the disease, increases the number of patients each caregiver can treat and improves the function of the healthcare facility.

Crisis-Specific Donation Web Address: 
Response Type: 
Medical Assistance and Counseling
Protection