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PWRDF Announces Ebola Awareness Grant

September 5, 2014

By Simon Chambers

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PWRDF has sent $15,000 through the ACT Alliance in response to the Ebola outbreak in western Africa.  Since January, 2014, the outbreak has claimed over 1900 lives in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and more than 3500 people have been infected with the virus in those countries.

The ACT response is providing education to people in Liberia to help them to recognize the symptoms of Ebola and to prevent its spread.  70 trainers will be sensitized to the disease and trained in Ebola virus awareness and prevention.  These trainers will then educate 6400 people in 16 communities in Bong and Lofa counties near the border of Sierra Leone through workshops and awareness meetings.

An isolation centre is being built at the Phebe Hospital and School of Nursing to provide a place for treating infected patients while minimizing the risk to others using the hospital.

To donate to PWRDF’s Ebola response:

By Phone
For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355;   1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.

By Mail
Please make cheques payable to “PWRDF”, mark them for “Ebola” and send them to:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario  M4Y 3G2

PWRDF Donations Contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355;      1-866-308-7973

PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator
Naba Gurung
416-924-9199 ext. 321;      1-866-308-7973

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