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The American Red Cross is helping to meet urgent humanitarian needs after the CDC confirmed the first Ebola diagnosis in the United States on Sept. 30 as the global Red Cross network continues to scale up efforts to combat the worst outbreak of Ebola in recorded history in West Africa.
The American Red Cross is supporting efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thanks to the generous donation of $2.8 million from the Paul G. Allen Foundation.
The money will be used to strengthen the capacities of the affected local Red Cross societies to manage the outbreak, assist with the epidemiological investigation and increase public awareness about virus prevention.
Posted August 05, 2014
In a land where voodoo, witchcraft and curses are the norm, Fallah James is a sought-after man. As a traditional healer in Sierra Leone's eastern Kailahun district, people turn to him for treatment before they even consider crossing the threshold of a hospital or health care clinic. "I cure people who are said to have been cursed. Headaches, or if you have a broken leg, I can cure that," explains James. "And in Africa, here we say this person has witchcraft behind him. I can drive that out."
Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, volunteers on the ground and around the world have been working to create accurate mapping that is vital to efforts to provide education about disease prevention and care for affected communities.
These mapping efforts, done by volunteers from around the world, are a new and effective tool in the battle to save lives.
So how do volunteers in different parts of the world create accurate maps of communities in Africa?
American Red Cross International Tracing reconnects Liberian Family
By Karen Louise Boothe , special to RedCross.org
Anthony Neufville has not seen his grandmother since he was two-years-old. Now 19, he always believed his grandmother, Sarah, was dead-a victim of the civil war in Liberia.
"She left our home in 1990 to search for my aunt and uncle," he explains. She never returned.
Written by Lesly Hallman , Staff Writer, RedCross.org