US-based Project C.U.R.E is set to distribute examination gloves and other critical medical supplies in West African countries to assist in the wake of Ebola outbreak.
The charity organisation will supply around 330,000 exam gloves, weighing about one ton, to hospitals in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
US-based medical supply company Medline Industries has donated the gloves, which are one of the items of 200 World Health Organization-approved Ebola infection prevention kits.
In addition, the organisation will supply head covers, face shields, masks, duct tape, coveralls, boots and covers, heavy duty aprons, goggles and defogger in the virus affected countries.
Around 240 healthcare workers aiding in the Ebola virus outbreak have been infected with the virus, of which half of them had died.
Non-availability of proper protective and sterilization equipment and Ebola’s incubation period of 2 to 21 days are two major factors, which are resulting in the rise of deaths.
Project C.U.R.E. president and CEO Douglas Jackson said the generous donation demonstrates Medline heart for the world and determination to be leaders in healthcare.
"When something as simple as gloves can mean the difference between life and death for so many, we all have both the incentive, and the imperative, to get involved," Jackson added.
Medline exam gloves division president Paul Lishnevsky said: "All healthcare leaders must play a role in aiding this spreading crisis. This is a health emergency that needs the attention and support of healthcare leaders across the globe."
Image: Project C.U.R.E. volunteers prepare urgently needed exam gloves and medical supplies for shipping to healthcare workers fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.