Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa nearly five months ago, Liberia and Sierra Leone alone have reported 1,207 suspected and confirmed cases of EVD and more than 560 suspected and confirmed deaths due to the virus.
Two AHI hospitals are continuing to persevere through the crises in these countries. They fight to remain open and provide medical care to their patients in need of non-Ebola related treatments.
Cooper Adventist Hospital in Liberia has managed to remain EVD free throughout the outbreak. But it has not been easy. Currently serving there as a deferred mission appointee (DMA), Gillian Seton, MD is working as a general surgeon and says the biggest needs are supplies such as; gloves, masks and surgical gowns as well as other equipment to help maintain a level of safety and protection for the physicians and patients. In addition to these seemingly small needs, Cooper is in need of financial help to maintain this level of safety against the spread of EVD.
Waterloo Adventist Hospital is also struggling with this crisis and several Sierra Leone police have now been stationed at the hospital to take suspected EVD patients to other hospitals that do treat patients with the virus. With this being the case, Waterloo is in need of financial support as well to continue to stay open to the public.
Hospitals are said to be the most dangerous place you can be right now. Which is why it is important to show support to these brave medical professionals that are working to maintain a level of safety and health for the patients they are treating.
Though far away, these hospitals are in need of your help. Every small donation can make a huge difference. Please continue to visit this website for up-to-date information on these AHI sites and click on the link below to get involved and make a donation.