| Sep 18, 2014
We are grateful to share news that Paul G. Allen’s #TackleEbola campaign has chosen to partner with Medical Teams International. This partnership comes as a blessing to our teams in Liberia, who are on the front lines battling the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
The support from this partnership will provide our Liberian staff with critical infrastructure such as housing and transportation. Mr. Allen’s funding will ensure that our local staff is adequately equipped to continue their focus on stopping the spread of this horrific virus.
MTI Staff assess a Liberian clinic and provide counselling on Ebola prevention.
This gift comes at a critical time in Liberia. Over 2,400 people have already died from the virus, and responders are becoming overwhelmed. Mr. Allen shared, “if support for on-the-ground health workers is not met, Ebola will continue to ravage West Africa. These courageous, selfless volunteers are the front line of defense in tackling Ebola, and we must do all we can to give them the tools to win this battle to prevent further spread of the virus.”
As you know, MTI has been on the ground responding since the start of the Ebola epidemic and is playing a leading role among NGOs in Liberia to prevent the virus’s spread. We continue to work with the Ministry of Health and local health groups on community prevention activities, primarily training and educating community health workers. Additionally, our teams have focused on tracing contacts, investigating cases and providing preventative trainings for 250 Liberian health clinics.
Providing training to Community Health Volunteers on Ebola facts and prevention.
MTI President & CEO Jeff Pinneo expresses our gratitude for Mr. Allen’s gift: “we’ve been deeply engaged in Liberia for the past 10 years, building relationships and providing health programming to local communities. By partnering with the Paul G. Allen Foundation, we’re able to enhance our efforts to help lead the fight of responding this deadly disease.”
While this gift from Mr. Allen is a true blessing, our teams still desperately need your help to combat this Ebola epidemic, which is the worst the world has ever seen. The virus continues to grow exponentially. Liberian families need your help.
Your gift today will make a difference. Thank you and God bless you for your compassion for those in desperate need.
A Shipment of Personal Protective Equipment kits (PPEs), gloves, and body bags bound for Liberia in MTI's Distribution Center