In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, health care workers wear virus protective gear at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas. Two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the Wangata health zones that include Mbandaka, the capital of northwestern Equateur province. IMA World Health is responding by raising funds to position more health care workers in DRC and to purchase additional PPEs for anyone responding to the outbreak. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, health care workers wear virus protective gear at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas. Two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the Wangata health zones that include Mbandaka, the capital of northwestern Equateur province. IMA World Health is responding by raising funds to position more health care workers in DRC and to purchase additional PPEs for anyone responding to the outbreak. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)

Your care and concern for those in need can help save lives with just one click. Ebola’s deadly spread has taken root in Democratic Republic of Congo, where IMA World Health has worked for decades to make sure everyone has access to health, healing and well-being.

Because IMA works alongside local government and partners to build their own ability to respond, we have already helped to prevent Ebola’s spread. However, your support is needed to help us keep the pressure on to stop the disease from claiming more lives.

Your gifts will help the Ebola response in two ways.

First, your donation will provide personal protective equipment to anyone who may come in contact with the disease. We have shifted some pre-positioned kits to infected areas. However, we need your support to purchase more kits and position them where they are needed most.

  • $150 can provide one kit (including 40 gowns) of personal protective equipment to one health facility, ensuring health workers can safely treat patients.
  • $650 can provide one kit of PPE (including 30 coveralls) to one health facility, ensuring the bodies of the deceased are handled and buried safely.
  • $2,000 can provide critical training on Ebola detection, protection, and treatment for one health zone.

Second, your gift will help us provide training for local staff to help stop the spread of Ebola to include implementing healthy water, sanitation and hygiene practices and essential social and behavior change communication. IMA works with local partners and church leaders to share important messages in these areas.

Your gift will make an immediate, life-saving difference. Join us as we bring the best in science and public health practice to stop Ebola’s spread. Please, give generously, and thank you.

A health care worker wears protective gear at a treatment center in the Democratic Republic of Congo during an outbreak. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
What’s the equipment required?

The components of a PPE kit can vary but generally include items that prevent Ebola infection for a health facility. The kits can include:

  • Gloves surgical, disposable, small size 50 pairs
  • Gloves surgical, disposable, medium size 50 pairs
  • Gloves surgical, disposable, large size 50 pairs
  • Gowns, medium size, 10 each
  • Gowns, large size, 10 each
  • Gowns. XL size, 10 each
  • Face shield, 30 each
  • Head Covers, 50 each
  • Face mask N95/FFP2, 40 each
  • Surgical Mask (for patients), 50 each
  • Bio-hazard plastic bags, 100 pieces per roll
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Gifts made to IMA World Health support our entire mission of health, healing and well-being. They will be directed to where they are most needed. Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. law.