July 14th, 2014 by SJCH
The worst epidemic of ebola in History
The outbreak of ebola in West Africa is the biggest in History, and it is the first time that affects several countries at the same time: Liberia, Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leona. First cases were detected in January 2014, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared oficially the epidemic in March.
From then on, cases of this disease –with a mortality rate over 90%– had increased, with 518 deaths up to date, which makes this epidemic the most serious, besides it being the first time that the disease outbreaks in this region. Previous known eruptions happened in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.
Hospitals of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God in Sierra Leona and Liberia are taking care of patients with ebola, in coordination with the Ministries of Health, which count on scant resources and facilities to face this epidemic, and that is why it is so urgent to control and stop the progress of the disease.
Your help will serve to provide resources to these Hospitals that let them to take proper care of this emergency, allowing a better care for patients with ebola and for health workers and their families.
What do we ask for
Donations to install an isolated area and buy specific medical stuff and disinfectant products for the right control and treatment of ebola.
Nowadays the vaccine is inexistent, hence the treatment is just symptomatic.
Because medical equipment required for treatment of ebola are expensive and our Hospitals in Liberia en Sierra Leona can´t afford them and are asking for help.
Destiny of the aids
· St. Joseph Catholic Hospital de Monrovia (Liberia).
· St. John of God Hospital de Lunsar (Sierra Leona).