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People Struggling with Ebola Need Your Help

November 4, 2014

The speed with which Ebola is moving across West Africa is truly staggering. Most devastated are Sierra Leone and Liberia, both countries left with weakened health care systems as they slowly rebuild from more than a decade of war.

As urban communities struggle with insufficient Ebola treatment centers, inadequate infection control systems for health workers, and ineffective prevention community outreach, Sierra Leone and Liberia’s rural communities have been severely neglected in this health care catastrophe.

We must raise $100,000 in the next two weeks to reach rural communities and other people who have fallen through the cracks of traditional medical care and prevention outreach.

In Liberia and Sierra Leone, your gift will help our partners train, support, and equip frontline health workers who will provide comprehensive care in new and struggling health centers. In both countries, your support will provide training to community engagement workers to help stop the frightening spread of Ebola by educating communities on better burial practices and ways to lessen the risk of infection. These efforts will benefit more than one million people who have nowhere else to turn.

We will brief you in the coming weeks on UUSC’s work in the region. And please keep the people struggling with Ebola in your thoughts and prayers.

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