Rotary’s Response to Ebola Outbreak

September 11, 2014
 
 

Rotary continues to follow the developments surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and advice of the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our partners in international public health.

Strengthening the health infrastructure and supporting and sustaining the deployment of government health workers throughout these outbreak areas are greatly needed. Although Rotary has limited opportunities to respond at a corporate level, our strength as an organization is firmly rooted in the grassroots response of Rotary clubs and Rotarians.

Clubs around the world are creating or joining coalitions that are raising funds as well as purchasing and shipping safety equipment and supplies. If you want to let others know about your club project, you can post it on , Rotary’s crowdsourcing tool.  Club officers can request partners, online contributions, volunteers, and in-kind donations for their projects. While only Rotary projects can request resources, anyone – including the public – can visit the site and donate.

The Rotary Foundation continues to support long-term sustainable health care projects through global grants. .

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An example of a Rotary project can be found on the next page.

 

Liberia - Ebola Fund

Monrovia, Liberia
Liberia - Ebola Fund
Project Description
Our club is working directly with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to enhance locally needed support for Ebola patients, health workers and support personnel. While international assistance is mainly focused on materials and providing health workers, our club is soliciting funds to buy locally available items, carry out needed transport, tracking of potential cases, and supporting reintegration into the community. The needs are far beyond the capacity of our Government, and the tracking of potential victims is a vital factor in controlling this terrible virus. In the 7 days up to 30 July the number of people requiring tracking / monitoring has increased from 481 to 823. Funding will go towards local vehicle repairs, fuel, per diem, medicine, mattresses, buckets, etc. Materials in the USA can be also donated.
For More information visit the Rotary International Website at:  http://ideas.rotary.org/Project/Profile/fc38680c-d753-433e-87a1-91e187e63e0f
 
 
 
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