Presentation on theme: "World Renew Ebola Response “Oh Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.” Psalm 30:2 worldrenew.net/ebola."— Presentation transcript:
World Renew Ebola Response “Oh Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.” Psalm 30:2 worldrenew.net/ebola
What is Ebola?
Ebola is a severe, often fatal, illness that spreads by human to human transmission. The current outbreak began in West Africa in March 2014.
The World Health Organization has said this is the largest outbreak since the disease was first discovered.
The highest numbers of infections and deaths are in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. These are countries with very weak health systems and little infrastructure to deal with this kind of crisis.
Case counts for countries with widespread transmission: Liberia 6,878 Sierra Leone 5,586 Guinea 1,919 Total 14,383 Over 5,000 people have died from the disease, mainly in West Africa.
What is World Renew doing in response to Ebola?
World Renew is focusing on providing: Health training Medical equipment Pastoral care in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in cooperation with our partners.
Our Partners Christian Reformed World Missions Council of Churches in Sierra Leone Christian Extension Services in Sierra Leone Christian Health Association of Liberia Timothy Leadership Training Institute Emmaus Schools - Guinea
A checkpoint established to help minimize travel to affected areas.
Difficult roads in the region makes transporting supplies a challenge.
Successful delivery of medical supplies.
A training session on how to identify symptoms of Ebola.
Handwashing stations have been set up to help prevent the spread of infection.
How can you help?
Join World Renew in praying for: Individuals infected Medical staff on the front lines Church leaders providing pastoral care A compassionate and sensitive response by western governments based on real facts of Ebola Ultimately, pray for the disease to be contained and defeated.
You can also support World Renew’s work with your financial gifts. Our partners have the capacity to scale up their response to reach even more communities, if sufficient financial support can be found.
A further way you can help is by encouraging your friends, family and government to join the response to help fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa.
Thank you for your support!
To learn more about World Renew’s response, please visit worldrenew.net/ebola.