Commitment to Action

Combating Ebola: Airlift of 100 Tons of Medical Aid

Commitment by

Direct Relief International

In 2014, Direct Relief committed to support the governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone in their efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak, the first of its kind in West Africa, with partners including Last Mile Health. Direct Relief will send more than 100 tons of urgently needed personal protective equipment (PPE), medical supplies, and medicines to its partners on the ground in Liberia and Sierra Leone, who will then team up with the respective Ministries of Health to deploy an effective channel to distribute supplies to clinics, health facilities, and hospitals in regions heavily affected by the outbreak. In addition, beyond the chartered airlift, Direct Relief will continue to mobilize medical resources into West Africa to combat the spread of Ebola over the next year. As a result, 100 on-the-ground healthcare organizations and facilities will have increased capacity to treat Ebola.

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Overview
Summary

Commitment

Combating Ebola: Airlift of 100 Tons of Medical Aid

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$25,806,490

Region

Africa

Countries

LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE

Commitment by

Direct Relief International

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Republic of Liberia, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Wellbody Alliance, Medical Research Centre, Sierra Leone, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Last Mile Health, Christian Aid Ministries, Africare, Merck & Co., Inc.