BBF Continues to Respond to Ebola Outbreak

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On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 10:30 am Brother’s Brother Foundation loaded another donated container of medical supplies and equipment for hospitals and clinics in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The shipment includes a large number of face masks, protective gowns and protective gloves as well as general medical supplies to support medical facilities in Sierra Leone that are coping with the Ebola outbreak

At least one more 40-foot container shipments will be sent by BBF/Pittsburgh with additional gowns, gloves, masks, soap and other requested supplies from locations in Virginia and Washington (state).  Five containers were sent in October from Pittsburgh, Texas and Virginia. Since 2011 BBF has sent 91 containers of supplies and simple medical equipment (500 tons) for use among 230 hospitals and clinics in Africa, including 73 medical facilities in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Since the Ebola outbreak BBF has provided 12 container shipments to both countries, delivering almost 100 tons of needed medical items.