World Vision's Response to The Ebola Crisis

Operational Summary: 

World Vision staff are working with government officials and other agencies to try to find ways to curb the deadly virus. World Vision is providing personal protective equipment, including rubber gloves, chlorine, and water purification tablets to hospitals and healthcare facilities. Trained by World Vision, staff in Sierra Leone are organizing massive awareness, prevention, and education campaigns to protect children from the disease through radio and house-to-house information sharing. 

World Vision began work in Sierra Leone in 1978. Donors from the United States sponsor 5,300 children there.  World Vision's Ebola work is also expanding in country of Senegal, where donors from the United States sponsor more than 12,000 children.