Brethren Disaster Ministries is directing an allocation of $15,000 from the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to an IMA World Health appeal for support of Ebola health workers in Liberia. The grant is funding work carried out through the Christian Health Association of Liberia (CHAL).
Ebola is a highly contagious and deadly virus that continues to spread in Africa, especially in Liberia. It is responsible for more than 1,000 deaths. Since July, CHAL has been implementing an Ebola Awareness Project in three high alert counties in Liberia through funding mobilized from Lutheran World Relief, Week of Compassion, International Ministries, and the American Baptists.
The EDF grant will provide CHAL health workers with personal protective equipment including gloves, gowns, goggles, surgical masks, leg covers, face masks, head covers, and disinfectant, as well as training for their use.
For more about the Emergency Disaster Fund go to www.brethren.org/edf .