Providing Community Based Leadership, Education, and Advocacy in Public Health and Policy for the African Diaspora
Members of the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Hospital community are rallying to support efforts in combating the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.
The spreading Ebola crisis in West Africa has again drawn attention to the lack of public health facilities and professionals in certain parts of Africa—only 1 primary doctor for every 100,000 people in some areas—and the gap in health awareness this creates in times of crisis.
This is a crucial problem to be addressed for an outbreak that is spreading faster than efforts to control it (according to World Health Organization (WHO) head Margaret Chan).
A coalition of volunteers has created a campaign linking concerned citizens in the African diaspora to individuals and organizations on the front lines of the Ebola containment effort.
The group is supporting public health campaigns as well as direct donation efforts.
Read about their efforts and how you can contribute HERE.
Quick facts available HERE.
Using the idea that any individual is less than six degrees apart from any other person, we focus on creating simple educational materials that can be communicated easily.
Our community intervention strategy:
Interested in supporting our efforts? Please contact us and let us know how you can help!
Are you involved in a community based campaign that you think our network should know about?
Do you wish to highlight important achievements your organization has accomplished for the African diaspora?
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We look forward to hearing from you.