B’nai B’rith is a founding partner of IsraAID, the Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid.
World health experts say there are 7,500 suspected cases of Ebola and there have been 3,500 deaths from the virus so far.
“B’nai B’rith is eager to assist the global effort to contain this horrific disease that has plagued so many villages in parts of Africa,” B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said. “This is a humanitarian crisis and it needs an international response.”
IsraAID plans to send teams of experts to Liberia and Sierra Leone—the two nations most devastated by Ebola. The group will arrange for doctors and nurses to treat infected residents as well as provide health education staff to help train local health officials.
“B’nai B’rith has a 150-year history stepping up to help communities devastated by disasters,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “We are glad to participate in the global effort to stop the spread of Ebola.”
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