Leprosy Mission of Ireland launches fundraising drive for Ebola suits

Posted on: 8th September, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

As the Ebola crisis continues to spread across West Africa, the daily threat felt by personnel volunteering on the medical frontline and helping people suffering from Ebola is a deadly gamble.  This month The Leprosy Mission Ireland has launched a fundraising campaign aiming to purchase 20,000 disposable protective clothing suits, which will be sent to West Africa to ensure that aid workers can carry out their essential work with limited risk.

Just €5, which is the price of your average lunchtime sandwich or morning coffee and cake, will cover the cost of purchasing and shipping one full protective suit to an individual in the affected areas.  For such a small price, you can help remove deadly risk from one person’s life.

Due to the continued, and expanding threat, of this most recent Ebola outbreak demand for protective clothing in the affected areas is rising daily. Many of those working in hospital and medical treatment centers are doing so with limited access to protective and preventive clothing, and putting their lives at risk on a daily basis. To date more than 1,350 people have died from Ebola since March across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone making this the worst Ebola outbreak since its discovery almost 40 years ago.

Ken Gibson, CEO of The Leprosy Mission of Ireland commented: “Our colleagues working with The Leprosy Mission across Africa are on the front line every day helping those suffering from the Ebola outbreak as part of their medical duties.  Protective clothing is running dangerously low with personnel putting their own lives, and health, at risk daily.  Requests are coming in constantly for more protective clothing for workers across the developing world, which is why we are launching this fundraising drive.  Just €5 can purchase one protective suit for an aid worker, allowing them to continue their lifesaving work without putting themselves in danger”.

The Leprosy Mission Ireland is aiming to jointly purchase 20,000 protective suits, which will be shipped directly out to medical workers and vulnerable personnel in the affected areas.  Remember just €5 can make all of the difference, enabling the purchase of one suit to protect one individual.

To donate simply call +353 1 293 8570 or by electronically transferring funds to The Leprosy Mission Ireland, account details:- AIB, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Account No. 39582004, Sort Code. 93-35-70, IBAN – IE72AIBK93357039582004, BIC – AIBKIE2D.  Further enquiries can be made to info@leprosymission.ie or by logging onto www.leprosymission.ie.

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