The Ebola outbreak on the west
coast of Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, etc.) has reached an
unprecedented scale. According to Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social
Welfare (MHSW), the Ebola virus disease (EVD) has continued to spread in the
country with nearly 50% (seven counties) of the 15 counties/provinces affected
since the first confirmed case was reported in May 2014. However, six of the
remaining eight counties/provinces are on high alert. The World Health
Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa to be
“an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary
response to stop its spread.” On August 9, 2014, the Ebola death toll (for
reported cases) exceeded 1,013 and the suspected cases have passed 1,848
and are climbing.
Liberians throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia have organized a
campaign/movement to mobilize and consolidate support for Liberia in the fight
against this deadly epidemic. Hence, the Virginia in Action for Liberia
Against Ebola (VALAE) has been established.
We pride ourselves in the daily contribution to individual and community well being in Liberia. We believe that by sharing common values we can all prevent the spread of Ebola in Liberia.
Our team members are a diverse group of individuals with a wide range of skills and expertise. Our goal is to support, augment, and provide resources to help control the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia. Don't just stand on the sidelines - get engaged in this global campaign.
Call us today if you wish to serve on our team or contribute to the prevention of the Ebola virus in Liberia.