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World Vision helps combat ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

World Vision is sending vital medical supplies to Sierra Leone, where the Ebola crisis has take hundred of lives.  A  chartered plane is loading up pallets of rubber gloves, gowns, and medical supplies at JFK.  Photo: Marilynn K. Yee/Genesis Photos

World Vision is sending vital medical supplies to Sierra Leone, where the Ebola crisis has take hundred of lives. A chartered plane is loading up pallets of rubber gloves, gowns, and medical supplies at JFK.
Photo: Marilynn K. Yee/Genesis Photos

In Sierra Leone, World Vision staff, working with government officials and other agencies, is trying to find ways to curb the deadly ebola virus which has already claimed more than 3,800 lives in Sierra Leone and neighboring countries.

First, World Vision is providing personal protective equipment, such as rubber and plastic gloves and water purification tablets, to hospitals and health facilities.

Second, World Vision is organizing massive awareness, prevention, and education campaigns to protect children from the disease. Staff have trained as many as 700 healthcare workers in the region over the past few years in intensive awareness campaigns.

And third, World Vision is working with chiefs and key community leaders in all operational districts to develop action plans.

You can donate to help ship and distribute medical supplies that have been donated by our corporate partners.

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