In 2014, when the Ebola virus was rampaging across West Africa, SOS stepped up to supply community health workers in rural Liberian villages with proper medical clothing and supplies (pictured) to contain the outbreak. In January, SOS sent a second shipment to the Liberian communities still healing from the trauma of the Ebola crisis.
Working with the Trembo National Association, a national organization of Liberians in the U.S., SOS is delivering medical supplies, medications and fortified meals to 28 communities in Central Liberia. We teamed up with
Love the Hungry and
CMMB to deliver this comprehensive health shipment that will supply three medical clinics across the region and provide over 40,000 meals.
Viral pandemics are back in the news and this shipment to Liberia is a timely reminder of the after-care needed in devastated communities. The Ebola outbreak and the communities it affected are no longer in the news. However, the families that lost loved ones and the struggling healthcare infrastructure overburdened by the outbreak still need assistance to recover from a deadly disaster. Once the TV cameras and relief organizations have left, the call for help is often not heard. Our work is designed to answer that call for help and we continue to assist and support communities that need a helping hand.