Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Open Society Foundations Contributes $4 Million to Aid in the Fight Against Ebola
The global effort to battle the Ebola outbreak in Africa is getting a new player: Partners in Health, an international aid organization.
Six leaders of the group are scheduled to arrive in Liberia on Tuesday evening to lay the groundwork for a new push against the virulent disease in rural areas of that country and Sierra Leone.
While international aid has focused on the fast-growing epidemic in cities, Partners in Health intends to set up treatment units in the remote countryside where most people live, places where getting to the nearest clinic requires an eight-hour walk or longer.
During the current trip, the six visitors will meet with local authorities and assess the needs before returning home to marshal resources. The agency has launched an appeal for staff and supplies, looking for nurses, physicians, lab consultants, logistical managers, and others....