Charities to make a difference in West Africa


The Ebola crisis in the West Africa in recent past is bringing the best of non-profit organizations. Many world leaders including the President of the United States are pleading for help from charitable organizations because countries alone are unable to handle the crisis. Non-profit organizations are making significant contributions to fight Ebola.

In Guinea where Ebola first started in March 2014, more than 2,400 people have lost their lives due to Ebola virus. It quickly spread to neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it as one of the worst health crisis and so far it had claimed many thousands of lives in the region and elsewhere.

Among charities that jumped into help the West African nations, Doctors Without Borders, Wellbody Alliance and number of other organizations takes the center stage. The United States is sending over 3,000 trained military personal to treat as well as to train persons involved with Ebola. They plan to train 500 healthcare workers a week. Donations are also pouring in from other nations and non-profits. One United Nations organization estimated that so far more than $380 million have been pledged by nations, organizations and non-profits for the cause.