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Ebola Response Needs

Posted: August 21st, 2014

We are preparing an emergency air shipment of relief supplies in response to the Ebola virus outbreak in Sierra Leone.  The air shipment will go out as soon as we have enough supplies packed and ready.

  • We will be delivering by air freight a load of protective medical supplies that is intended to reach community clinics that are not receiving supplies from the centralized government distribution.  We are trying to assemble this very quickly and hope that our medical community can join us in gathering needed supplies.   All protective wear is being channeled into the highly infected regions of the country leaving other hospitals and clinics vulnerable to EBOLA exposure as they treat the sick who walk through their doors.
  • We will be sending a back-up second shipment by container that will require approximately one month to arrive.  In it we can include other types of medical supply not included on the air freight list.

Since we are seeking to protect medical personnel and prevent spread of disease, the air freight supply list is very defined to include:

Medical & Sanitation

Estimated Quantity

latex gloves (S, M, L)

As many as possible

non-latex medical gloves (S, M, L)

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medical masks (disposable)

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medical gowns (disposable)

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medical coveralls (disposable)

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head and foot covers (disposable)

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bleach

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chlorine tablets

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antibacterial soap

≥ 2,500

antibacterial wipes

≥ 500

janitorial scrub brushes

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IV equipment (tubing, needles)

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IV serum

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heavy rubber boots

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protective eye wear

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disposable surgical table covers

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biohazard bags and containers – all sizes

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disposable emesis bags

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disposable plastic bedpans/plastic pans

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bottles of acetaminophen and ibuprofen

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sterile gauze (all sizes) and rolled gauze

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syringes and needles (all sizes)

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disposable paper cups

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paper towels (individually wrapped) in plastic and bagged airtight in ziplocs

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Relief

Estimated Quantity

MREs (meals ready to eat) or packaged powder meals

180,000 – 300,000

Christian literature/tracts

≥ 6,000

non-mercury thermometers

≥ 500

antibacterial soap*

≥ 1,000

household cleaner*

≥ 500

chlorine/water purification tablets

5,000-10,000

 

 

Education & Awareness

Estimated Quantity

Ebola pamphlets and posters*

≥ 6,000

Ebola prevention CDs/DVDs*

4

PA system*

3

T-shirts*

200

Additionally, we are prepared to receive financial donations for relief at http://www.restorehopeproject.org/donate.html .  Click on Emergency Response Fund at the top of the page.

 

You will find attached our comprehensive response plan if you have interest in reviewing it.  Please let us know if you have questions or if we can assist you in any way.

Please feel free to invite others in the Arlington/DFW medical community to join in this grace response.

For further information on ways to be involved, please contact Restore Hope’s Director of Community Development and Relief, Aaron Pierce at aaronpiercempa@gmail.com  or the Kinexxus/Restore Hope office at 817.276.6494.  Thank you for your prayers and involvement in mission efforts in Sierra Leone and beyond.