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Liberians in Ontario Donate PPE for Ebola Outbreak


On Wednesday, October 15, 2014,   the GlobalMedic team loaded a 40 Foot sea container full of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) destined for Monrovia, Liberia. This follows a similar shipment sent last week to Freetown, Sierra Leone. Between the two communities, the following has been sent to West Africa to help protect healthcare workers on the front-lines of the Ebola crisis:

· 135,000 Exam Gloves
· 378,800 Pleated Procedure Face Masks
· 293,790 Surgical Masks with N95 Respirators
· 1,350 Tyvek Coveralls
· 84,750 Disposable Isolation Gowns
· 25,632 Splash/Face Shields
· 34,560 Accel Disinfectant Wipes
· 28,000 Containment Bags
· 16 Physician Hospital Packs of Essential Medicines specifically designed for suspected Ebola case management
· 10 16’ by 16’ Isolation Tents
· 16 Hospital Carts

GlobalMedic provides emergency relief to those affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies.  The GlobalMedic team was joined by some distinguished guests at the event. Her Honor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, met GlobalMedic volunteers and members of the Liberian community in Toronto, observed the loading activities and offered words of encouragement from her own work experiences in Africa. The Honorable Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, Liberian Ambassador to Canada, Washington, DC and Mexico, was also in attendance and thanked GlobalMedic for the response to the Ebola crisis in his country.  Also present were Liberian communities’ leaders from Hamilton and Kitchener, Mr. Marvin V. Dahn, President of Let’s Celebrate Liberia (LCL) of Toronto, along with Mr. George Fonderson and Mr. James Cooper.

Elly Singh, an eighth grader from the Niagara region was also an important guest. She rode over 500 kilometres on her bike and raised $12,000 dollars for the Ebola response effort. Her contribution funded the purchase and shipping of 34,560 disinfectant wipes that can be used by frontline healthcare workers to quickly and safely clean any surface that is contaminated with bodily fluids.

On October 8th, GlobalMedic volunteers along with members from the Sierra Leone community in Toronto, loaded a 40 foot sea freight container full of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which included the following:

326,490 Procedural Face Masks
45,500 Isolation Gowns
13,896 Splash Shields
16 Medical Carts

These items are in desperate need and will be delivered to healthcare workers on the front lines of the struggle to contain the Ebola virus. This PPE will protect these workers and the patients they come in contact with. All items will be distributed throughout the country to our local NGO partners in addition to the government of Sierra Leone. This shipment fills the supply chain that GlobalMedic opened up with Phase 1 of our programming in September. We will continue to ship PPE into Sierra Leone to support frontline workers.

Communities in Western Africa are currently facing a severe Ebola outbreak. To date, the virus has claimed over 1500 lives and several countries, including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria, are at risk of mass contagion. In response, GlobalMedic is providing aid that will help treat patients and prevent the further spread of the virus. GlobalMedic will be doing this through the provision of protective personal equipment to health workers such as masks, gloves and gowns. Additionally, GlobalMedic will be deploying 16' x 16' Isolation Shelters that will be used to support hospitals and health clinics, in addition essential medicines. 


If you are interested in donating to the Ebola response effort, please follow this link:

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