Ebola Update for West Africa

Liberia Ebola supplies

Supplies to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus enroute to Voinjama, Liberia.


ChildFund’s emergency management unit provided a status report late last week on the spread of the Ebola virus in our program areas in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Senegal, which has reported only one case so far. Read more here about Guinea, too. To help, you can make a gift to our Ebola Response Fund, which will help ChildFund support local efforts to control the virus’ spread and provide information and resources to communities.

2 Responses to Ebola Update for West Africa

  • How do I find out if my sponsored child, who lives in Ebola infected Guinea, is okay?
    Thank you.

    • Thanks for writing, Kristin.

      Please understand that we cannot answer questions about specific children, for two reasons: To preserve families’ privacy, we cannot share personal medical information; and in-country ChildFund staff members are not readily available to answer questions during this challenging time. We ask supporters to bear with us, and know that we are keeping a close eye on the situation and will provide updates as we receive them. But if the worst does happen, the national office notifies ChildFund’s international office, and we in turn notify the sponsor. Thus, no news is good news.

      In your sponsored child’s situation, Guinea has far fewer cases of Ebola now than Liberia does. The CDC is updating its reports from West Africa daily here. Thanks, and we hope conditions improve soon so you can hear from your sponsored child.

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