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October 21, 2014 By Elizabeth Share
Last week, Forbes published its list of reputable nonprofit organizations working to end the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The list includes many names you will recognize, among them Doctors without Borders, The Red Cross, AmeriCares and Unicef USA. I want to draw your attention to Emergency USA, an international organization I personally know from my due diligence work with The Khaled Hosseini Foundation. Due to the Ebola outbreak, Emergency USA is operating the only fully functional hospital in Sierra Leone. They have also opened a treatment center in Freetown and are currently raising money to fund a larger 90-bed facility in the same location by November 2014. Though they are dwarfed in size by some of the others on this list, they deliver measurable impact and have proven themselves to be efficient and accountable with donations. At a minimum, $20 pays for a set of disposable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help protect Emergency’s staff so please spread the word.