As a passionate community of doctors, medical students, and friends, I wanted to make you aware of some opportunities and roles to continue the fight against Ebola.
This is the worst Ebola epidemic in history, and it continues to plague West Africa. You can help bring the epidemic under control abroad and protect everyone in the U.S. by getting involved. USAID and the CDC are looking for volunteers, and have also opened platforms for healthcare workers to provide assistance with innovation and education.
Four Ways You Can Help:
- SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER. Learn how to become a medical volunteer in West Africa through USAID, Last Mile Health or Partners In Health.
- SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS for USAID’s Challenge Competition to fund and test innovations for PPE, infection treatment and control.
- SIGN UP TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR for the CDC Safety Training Courses taking place in Alabama for healthcare workers going to volunteer in West Africa.
- SHARE THIS with your networks: Ebola 101 – CDC Slides for U.S. Healthcare Workers
Raj Panjabi is a former DFA Board member and co-founder of Last Mile Health, an organization based in Boston and Liberia.