Bern, Switzerland [ADRA International, CD EUDNews]. ADRA International, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, recently launched a call to all ADRA supporters in the world, to help with prayers and economic resources the victims of this terrible epidemy. This is the letter written by Jonathan Duffy, President of ADRA International:
The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping through West Africa has now claimed 1,900 lives, more than all previous outbreaks combined. It’s frightening to hear, but that number is set to rise dramatically as the disease continues to spread.
Gillian Seton is Acting Medical Director at Cooper Adventist Hospital in Liberia, where 300 new Ebola cases have been reported this week alone. She tells us that “Ebola is gaining momentum and victims, showing exponential growth rather than a decline in new cases.”
ADRA is taking urgent action in West Africa, but we need your help to do more here and around the world.
We are fighting the spread of the disease in the hardest hit areas through protection and education:
Liberia – Partnering with Loma Linda University, Adventist Health International, and GlobalMedic, ADRA shipped close to $100,000 worth of personal protection equipment (PPE) to Cooper Adventist Hospital, one of the few hospitals still open during the crisis. PPE includes gloves, masks, disposable coverings, and crucial isolation shelters.
Sierra Leone – Waterloo Adventist Hospital is temporarily closed due to Ebola quarantine. Just this week we sent a shipment of PPE, which will be vital to this facility when it reopens to patients. ADRA has also begun counselling victims here and implemented public awareness campaigns.
Your contribution in emergencies like this can mean the difference between life and death. It’s critical for us to support our facilities in West Africa, so I hope you willdonate right now to protect lives and prevent more devastation where it’s needed most. Gratefully yours, Jonathan Duffy President