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by Christina Parsons
Even though the cases of Ebola are now starting to drop off in West Africa, many people are still becoming sick, health systems and economies have been devastated, and families are struggling.
HPIC began emergency operations for Ebola in June. Since then we have provided 5 major shipments of medical relief to three main partner organizations on the ground. A 6th shipment is slated for airlift this week to Sierra Leone.
As the World Health Organization declares the Ebola Outbreak a ‘public health emergency of international concern’, HPIC is working through its partners to send much needed medical supplies and medicines to Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.
As of August 4, 2014, these West African countries have reported 1848 cases, including 1013 deaths. This is currently the largest outbreak of the disease ever recorded.
An outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa has prompted HPIC to launch a coordinated response with its partners. This outbreak is the first of its kind in the area, and is considered a serious threat to the people of Guinea, Liberia, and potentially Sierra Leone.