Ebola Emergency Appeal (Sierra Leone)

When West Africa experienced the biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus of all time- causing thousands of deaths, destroying fragile healthcare systems, and damaging the economies of countries (some of which were still post-conflict areas) – UMR responded by shipping three 40ft containers of medicine, medical equipment and supplies to sixteen hospitals and health centers in Sierra Leone. The medical equipment comprised of first class quality items such as metal spring beds, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, bed tables, leg exercisers, and examination tables. The medicine included Doxycycline, Ringers Lactate, and Multi-Vitamins for adults and children, Typhoid tests and HIV/AIDS tests, assorted medical and toiletries supplies for 593,700 pediatrics and maternity patients.