The Washington Post says that according to The New England Journal of Medicine, the number of Ebola cases in West Africa could quadruple to more than 20,000 by early November!
"With the disease showing no signs of waning, we hope to be able to continue sending aid until this tragedy subsides," says Nick Hallack, President and CEO of MediSend International, "This is such a desperate situation. Hospitals in the region are experiencing depletion of even the most basic supplies. We are grateful to our loyal supporters and generous donors for making it possible for us to ship these desperately needed items to communities suffering unspeakable pain and grief."
September 23, 2014
MediSend International Ships Medical Supplies to Ebola Stricken West Africa
Four 40 foot ocean containers have left MediSend's headquarters in Dallas, Texas bound for Liberia and Sierra Leone. Watch news coverage of MediSend's response to the Ebola crisis.
MediSend International has sent four 40 foot ocean containers filled with urgently needed medical supplies to Sierra Leone and Liberia, two West African countries hardest hit by Ebola.
The Dahan Family Foundation, ESI-Estech, Chevron, Zoe Geh Foundation and the IDEA Foundation donated funds for the shipment of supplies critical for healthcare workers and patients battling the Ebola virus outbreak.
Members of IDEA Foundation, KDU Global (North Texans with Sierra Leone ancestry) and Disciple Life joined with ESI employees in volunteering to pack and label approximately 4,000 boxes containing emergency supplies such as gloves, masks, gowns, drapes, syringes and hydration sets.
Last week, the shipments left MediSend's warehouse, located in the Elisabeth Dahan Humanitarian Center, Medisend's headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
MediSend has shipped humanitarian aid around the world since 1990 – to countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea and Afghanistan. MediSend was one of the first responders to the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti and, more recently Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.
August 18, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst in history. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are in a horrific struggle with the deadly virus and now Nigeria is bracing for the disease after reports of the first known case. Ebola is placing terrible strain on healthcare systems that are already stressed by diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis.
Healthcare workers struggle to save patients but there is little to be done except to keep them hydrated and as comfortable as possible. Doctors and nurses work tirelessly, often in terrible conditions without enough supplies and at great risk since they are some of the most vulnerable.
Families are living in fear watching their loved ones suffer and die from this dreaded virus and healthcare workers are exhausted and running out of supplies. Please open your hearts to these innocent victims of Ebola.
With your help, MediSend will send Containers of Hope filled with urgently needed medical supplies to the stricken areas. We are grateful to ESI (Estech Systems, Inc) and Idea Foundation for their generous lead gifts to this campaign. Please join with them in Sending Hope and Saving Lives.
Thank you in advance for your compassion and for your continued support of MediSend.
President & CEO