The unprecedented spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) across West Africa has been fast and deadly, cases and deaths continue to surge.
A few weeks back the World Health Organization (WHO) has characterized the speed and extent of the outbreak as unprecedented.
The confusion and lack of coordination: The international aid group Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has characterized international efforts to tackle the crisis as “dangerously inadequate.”
International support has been underwhelming; and huge questions remain about who is leading the global response?
This week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will donate $50 million to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The foundation says the money will be used to enable international aid organizations and national governments “to purchase badly needed supplies and scale up emergency operations in affected countries.”
For those interested, the US Agency for International Development has put together a list of 37 non-governmental organizations that are working on the Ebola crisis.
List Of 37 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Working On The Ebola crisis:
1. Act!onAid Ebola: ActionAid is on the ground training volunteers to spread awareness of the disease and how to stop it from spreading.
2. Adventist Development and Relief Agency: ADRA is delivering life-saving supplies to Cooper Adventist Hospital, one of the few hospitals still open during this crisis. Join the Fight Against Ebola in West Africa
6. American Jewish World Service (AJWS): working with on-the-ground partners in Liberia on much needed outreach efforts to stem the tide of misinformation and fear by encouraging communities to practice preventative measures and report Ebola symptoms immediately.
7. The American Red Cross, along with the global Red Cross network, is helping amplify efforts and strengthen capacity of the Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia Red Crosses as a devastating outbreak of Ebola wreaks havoc on the region.
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15. CDC Foundation
18. Friends of UNFPA (United Nations Populations Fund)
21. Global Health Ministries
23. Global Giving
27. MAP International
31. MedShare: Through the generous donations of individual, hospital, and corporate partners — adding life-saving supplies and protective clothing items – disposable gowns, gloves, operating room caps, shoe covers, and face shields – to our 40-foot container shipments headed for West Africa.
33. PCI Global: PCI provides humanitarian assistance to people affected by disasters and complex emergencies; helps governments, local organizations, and communities better manage risk and respond to emergencies when they arise; and integrates efforts to help reduce vulnerability to disasters into all of its ongoing programs.
35. Project C.U.R.E. Project C.U.R.E., in conjunction with our generous partners, is working round-the-clock to collect and package items to send to West Africa, to address the Ebola outbreak.
38. Stop Hunger Now
39. UC San Francisco
44. World Renew.
45. World Vision.