From Ebola to Clean Water Initiatives

The Ebola tragedy in West Africa is no longer a headline in the news however, the crisis continues to be a dramatic variable in the aid to provide clean water.  The delivery and storage of clean water remains a critical priority in the fight against the disease. In order to achieve this goal, a number of partnerships have combined efforts to supply quality water to existing Ebola Treatment Units in Liberia. Main participants include the Mcwane Foundation, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, WaterHealth International, and the Global Environment & Technology Foundation give as many as 22 million liters of safe, World Health Organization- quality water that is being transported to treatment centers. For every Ebola patient, 52 gallons of water a day is needed to treat, wash clothes, disinfect patient hands and bodies, and drink. As well, it is essential that medical staff cleanse their outfits. It is vital that these conditions remain a constant priority in order for treatment and healthcare to succeed.  Sanitation access is key to fighting the disease and providing hope for the patients who are suffering and at risk. 

As we continue to report news regarding clean water and the Ebola crisis we cannot help but examine how we use water ourselves.  It may be difficult to understand the idea of the absence or lack of water due to our dependable health infrastructure systems here at home. Therefore, we must magnify our participation and awareness toward this initiative.  So I ask for you to take particular instruction in educating yourself, loved ones, and others on this topic so we can consciously work towards maintaining global awareness as part of being a global citizen of the world. 

"Clean, safe, reliable water is not a luxury, it is a necessity, particularity when treating a disease like Ebola. While Ebola isn't on the front pages anymore, it's a crisis that continues to claim hundreds of lives, with more than 124 new cases in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone recorded in the first week of February alone, said G. Ruffner Page, Jr., McWane, Inc.'s President. What matters most is the continuing commitment by the partnership and project initiatives to deliver safe water where it is most needed. Dependable drinking water will help prevent the spread of devastating illness and support broader efforts at disease eradication and prevention. 

Since the 2014 outbreak of Ebola, considerable changes have occurred to aid in the crisis and has served as a global reminder to sustain healthcare services and treatment systems throughout the world. It is unfortunate that such a devastating shift was necessary to ignite a change, however in recognizing this humanitarian need West Africa and its citizens are no longer by themselves.  Initiatives will be helping deliver water to frontline health clinics in Monrovia, a focal point of the outbreak.  

It Takes a Village Africa is committed to supporting the children in Liberia with clean water.  Healthcare is a key role in ITAVA mission to educate its students on the Ebola crisis, disease prevention, maternal care, and other topics. The dedication and hard work necessary for this relief and health care initiative is part of this summer's campaign which will be raising funds to supply more than 800 children with the education, housing, healthcare, and agricultural skills necessary to have a healthy happy life. For more information follow the campaign to stay informed on ITAVA participation in healthcare relief and education for Liberian children. 

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SOURCE McWane, Inc.

Posted on May 8, 2015 .