Ebola Aid From Sacramento Region Helps Health Efforts In Liberia
A Roseville resident who helped organize local efforts to send equipment to Liberia to fight the 2014 Ebola crisis is now working to build up that nation’s depleted health care workforce by giving those who survived the outbreak a chance at a medical education.
Ebola Crisis Eases In Liberia With Help Of Roseville Group
As the Ebola virus spread through Liberia with frightful speed in the fall of 2014, Roseville resident Shelley Spurlock was up at 4 a.m. daily, hoping she wouldn’t find news about another dead student or health worker in the war-torn country where she’s focused her work for the last decade. Spurlock has been helping the coastal African nation rebuild since its destructive civil wars in the 1990s and 2000s, mostly through her scholarship distribution nonprofit Raise Your Hand Foundation, which launched in 2007. With her help, Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento and other groups sent tons of syringes, lab coats, stethoscopes and latex gloves in 2014 to aid in the fight against Ebola. (Caiola, 12/12)
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