By Britt Lake – Director of Programs, GlobalGiving
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has worsened over the past week. More than 1,600 people are reported to be infected with the virus and 887 have died from the disease, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organization.
The Associated Press is reporting the second confirmed case of Ebola in Nigeria. A doctor in Lagos, Africa’s most populous city, contracted the virus after treating an Ebola victim who had traveled there from Liberia.
Britt Lake, our Director of Programs, joined Devin Thorpe fromGoodCrowd.info and Sylvester Renner of Develop Africa in a Google Hangout last Thursday to discuss Ebola and crowdfunding efforts to support aid organizations fighting the outbreak.
GlobalGiving is currently partnering with a range of aid groups on the ground in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. They urgently need your support to fund medical supplies for Ebola patients, protective equipment for doctors and educational campaigns to dispel myths surrounding the outbreak that are making it difficult to deliver care and stop transmission of the virus.
You can learn more about our nonprofit partners being supported through this fund at http://www.globalgiving.org/ebola.