How to help
People all around the world wants to help the disaster of Ebola. Doctors without borders better known as “Médecins sans frontière” are a big organisation that helps a lot of problems in the world. They started to help the West Africa in March 2014. MSF has employed 263 in the international and around 3 084 locally. They have six Ebola cas management centers (CMCs) witch gives 600 beds in isolation. MSF has sent more than 700 international staff to the region because they have 5 200 patients witch around 3 200 were confirmed as having Ebola. They have more than 1 200 that have survived. They had more than 1 019 tonnes of supplies shipped to the countries that needed since March. In 2014 MSF’s Ebola budget in West Africa is 51million. It will be expanded for 2015.
- Guinea: 71 international, approximately 360 national (+48 from Ministry of Health)
- Liberia: 77international, around 1,417 national
- Sierra Leone: 103 international, around 1,300 national
- Mali: 12 international
- Total: 263 international, around 3,077 national
Treating Ebola is a very dangerous work. The people in charge of patients must be very careful to not do something wrong. A nurse from Uganda said: "I was collecting blood samples from patients. We did not have enough protective equipment to use [and] I developed the same symptoms,”.
MSF has treated hundreds of people affected by Ebola in Uganda, Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sudan, Gabon and Guinea. In 2007, MSF entirely contained an epidemic of Ebola in Uganda.
MSF will continue to fight Ebola and help the people that are touched by that virus. They also fight many other disease that kill millions of people. We need to stay strong and we will be able to fight and live. Gregory Bankian