Appeals & Response Plans
- Nigeria: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Sep 2017
- Nigeria: Floods - Aug 2017
- Nigeria: Hepatitis E Outbreak - Jun 2017
- Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2017
- Nigeria: Meningitis Outbreak - Mar 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Nigeria: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Nigeria: Measles Outbreak - Oct 2016
- Nigeria: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2016
- Benin/Nigeria/Togo: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
Health workers continue to risk own lives to save others
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa intensifies and spreads, pushing the death toll over 1,000, AmeriCares is sending emergency medical aid to Sierra Leone and Liberia, including personal protective equipment for health workers at great risk in the battle to contain the deadly disease. The Ebola outbreak, now declared to be an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization, has already infected at least 170 health workers and killed 81, including doctors and nurses.
Stamford, Conn. – July 31, 2014 – AmeriCares is sending emergency medical aid to West Africa for the worsening Ebola outbreak, including personal protective equipment for health workers that offers the only line of defense against the deadly virus. More than 700 people have died from the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the first fatality was recently reported in Nigeria.
Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 25, 2012 – Pharmaceutical company Midlothian Laboratories recently donated nearly 500 bottles of prenatal vitamins to help pregnant women in the developing world have healthy babies. Volunteer medical teams providing primary care services in the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Panama and Togo distributed the vitamins to expectant mothers through AmeriCares Medical Outreach Program. The program supplies U.S.-based health care providers with medicines and medical supplies for 1,000 volunteer trips each year.