As the deadly Ebola disease breaks out in West Africa, Catholic News Agency reports on Catholic organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, who are responding to the situation:
Conakry, Guinea, Apr 10, 2014 / 05:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News) – Health care workers are joining forces with Catholic charities and local communities in response to a deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.
“I’ve been here 37 years as a missionary and through five wars, and I say to myself, ‘I never thought we’d have Ebola now to look at.’ But it’s what happened and we have to fix it,” said Sister Barbara Brilliant, a Franciscan Missionary of Mary….
Sr. Barbara serves in Monrovia, Liberia, as the national health coordinator for the National Catholic Health Council.
In an April 5 interview with CNA, she detailed the ongoing efforts to fight the disease in West Africa….
Sr. Barbara explained that in Liberia, the National Catholic Health Council is working on education and preventing the spread of the disease from rural areas to other parts of the country….
The National Catholic Health Council is also partnering with Catholic Relief Services to help fund personal protection equipment and other medical tools.
CRS Responds to Deadly Ebola Outbreak in West Africa