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  • Ebola Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

    Donate:

    The CDC Foundation is helping staff deployed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meet needs that currently include laptop computers for communication and disease tracking, personal protective equipment, thermal scanners, infection control training, as well as isolation beds through its Global Disaster Response Fund.

    The Global Giving Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund has established a fund to provide aid organizations on the ground in West Africa with resources that include medical supplies, protective equipment and educational campaigns.

    Partners in Health is seeking donations to support its work with local organizations in Sierra Leone and Liberia to set up Ebola treatment units in rural locations, train health care workers to identify and treat patients and strengthen primary health care.
     
    Click here for a list of additional NGOs responding to Ebola. 

    Volunteer:

    Partners in Health is hiring physicians, nurses, lab technicians, and logisticians for long-term (12 months) and short-term (6 week minimum) clinical and non-clinical positions in Ebola treatment units in rural areas of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Volunteer physicians will work collaboratively with volunteer nurses and community health workers to deliver care to patients infected with the Ebola virus. Most physicians will provide patient care in the treatment units. For additional information and to apply to volunteer, click here.

    International Medical Corps is hiring qualified healthcare practitioners, water, sanitation and environmental experts, psychosocial professionals, logisticians, and human resource and finance professionals to provide support at their Ebola Treatment Units in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Assignments vary in length, however a minimum of six weeks commitment for healthcare professionals is requested. Click here for more information.

    Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is seeking physicians and nurses with experience in highly contagious wards and personal protective equipment, who are familiar with infection control and safety practices inside isolation areas, and are available for 6-8 weeks for a field assignment in West Africa. Information on MSF's work in West Africa is here.

    The United States Agency for International Development has created a registry for experienced health sector workers interested in volunteering to help those affected by the outbreak. The agency may share information submitted with nongovernmental organizations working in West Africa or with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a safety training course for healthcare workers who plan to go to West Africa to treat patients in Ebola units. The three-day courses will be taught by CDC staff epidemiologists, infection preventionists, MSF staff members and other professionals. Ten course sessions are scheduled from Oct. 6 to January 4, 2015. Detailed information is available here.

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