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29 Oct 2015 description
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Two years ago, Kla Williams’s lost his job when his hometown of Monrovia, Liberia, was overwhelmed by Ebola. He followed his impulse to help his country and is now a skilled infection prevention and control worker – one of hundreds of West Africans AmeriCares has trained in the lifesaving skills that prevent infections from spreading in hospitals, clinics and homes. “We are ready for any kind of outbreak, but before we were not ready,” says Williams.

13 Feb 2015 description
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Training and protective supplies help health workers make progress in containing Ebola

23 Dec 2014 description
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Training and protective supplies help health workers in Ebola treatment units

19 Dec 2014 description
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Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 18, 2014 – Global pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has donated $1 million to support AmeriCares comprehensive response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak. The gift will support the emergency response and global health organization’s efforts to contain the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which has infected more than 18,000 people and killed nearly 7,000. AmeriCares Ebola response aims to expand treatment capacity, reduce transmission, restore access to essential health services and improve safety practices in health care facilities.

22 Oct 2014 description
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Health workers face greatest risk as they protect and save lives

17 Oct 2014 description
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Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 16, 2014 – AmeriCares is sending 12,000 bottles of Clorox® Regular-Bleach to West Africa for frontline health workers battling the Ebola outbreak. Nearly 6,000 gallons donated by The Clorox Company was sent from AmeriCares Stamford, Connecticut, warehouse this week destined for Liberia and Sierra Leone.

15 Oct 2014 description
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Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 14, 2014 – Cardinal Health recently donated more than 1 million products to AmeriCares Emergency Response Program to help contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The company, a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, recently donated more than 500,000 protective masks, nearly 100,000 gowns, 76,000 biohazard bags and 21,000 protective shoe covers for frontline health workers fighting the epidemic.

08 Oct 2014 description
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Health workers face greatest risk as they save and protect lives

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues its relentless spread, pushing the death toll over 3,400. 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, declared to be an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization, has already infected more than 370 health workers and killed 216, including doctors and nurses.

29 Sep 2014 description
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Health workers face greatest risk as they save and protect lives

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues its relentless spread, pushing the death toll over 3,000. 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 370 health workers and killed 208, including doctors and nurses.

19 Sep 2014 description
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Health workers face greatest risk as they save and protect lives

18 Sep 2014 description
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Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 17, 2014 – WellPoint Foundation has become an AmeriCares Annual Emergency Response Partner to support the global health organization’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and other emergencies worldwide.

09 Sep 2014 description
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Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 8, 2014 – A 5,000-pound shipment of medicines, medical supplies and protective equipment is headed to Sierra Leone to aid health workers fighting the Ebola outbreak that has devastated West Africa. The air shipment, which includes over 25,000 pairs of examination gloves and 8,000 face masks left the AmeriCares Stamford, Connecticut, warehouse this morning. The delivery is headed to the region as the death toll continues to rise – the virus has infected nearly 4,000 people in five African countries, and killed over 2,000.

03 Sep 2014 description
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Health workers continue to risk own lives to save others

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues its relentless spread, pushing the death toll over 1,500. 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 240 health workers and killed 130, including doctors and nurses.

18 Aug 2014 description
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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.

01 Aug 2014 description
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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.

13 Sep 2012 description
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Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 13, 2012 – An emergency shipment of medical aid has arrived in Sierra Leone for the cholera epidemic that has already sickened 17,000 people and left more than 250 dead. The shipment contains enough oral rehydration solution, intravenous fluids, antibiotics, syringes, and other medical supplies to treat up to 15,000 patients at Ministry of Health and Sanitation cholera treatment centers in six districts. AmeriCares is also equipping the facilities with cholera cots and other supplies.