Humanity First Response to Ebola Virus
Ebola takes its name from Ebola River in Democratic Republic of Congo, where it first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, in Nzara, Sudan, and in Yambuku. According to World Health Organization published information here are key facts
Ebola Key Facts
How it is Transmitting into Human Population
Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals. In Africa, infection has been documented through the handling of infected chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead or in the rainforest.
How Humanity First (HF) is Responding
Humanity First is working closely through its local presence in Ebola affected countries including Humanity First Liberia.
1) Medical Supplies
Humanity First is sending medical supplies to affected areas through the active working local clinics and humanitarian organizations which are receiving patients. We have provided following supplies and sending regularly
a) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
2) Partnering with local partners
Humanity First is working closely with local partners. Humanity First Liberia is on-ground service provider helping Ahmadiyya Muslim Clinics, Liberia Medical and Dental Association and Govt. of Liberia through National Ministry of Health and Embassy of Liberia in US.
Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.
Since its inception and IRS registration in 2004, Humanity First has been focused on spending most of the raised funds on direct program related expenses. As a result, more than 90% of its funds are in that expense category. This is achieved through dedicated volunteers in its management, and program operation teams.