Dr. Frank Glover made an appearance on the Lou Dobbs show to discuss lowering the risk of a US Ebola outbreak by implementing screening procedures for people who have traveled to the United States from West Africa.
Dr. Frank Glover comments on precautions taken last week when a Liberian man was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, TX. The man is currently in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
Two American aid workers now being treated for Ebola in Atlanta, GA is evidence that the recent outbreak needs to be treated as an international threat.
Every day patients with Ebola are having to be turned away simply because they don't have the capacity, and this is why it's so devastating....
More than 1,700 infections and 960 deaths have been attributed so far to the recent outbreak of ebola in West Africa. In this ABC report, experts emphasize the need for public awareness of the disease and providing essential medical equipment to professionals working in West Africa to stop the spread of the disease.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is an international emergency - that was the declaration today from the World Health Organization. It said the outbreak won't be stopped unless the global community drastically scales up its response. The virus has now killed nearly a thousand people, mostly Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. It's also spread to Nigeria which has declared a state of emergency.
Ken Isaacs, Vice President of program and government relations for Samaritan's Purse, and Frank Glover, a doctor and missionary for SIM and President of SHIELD in Africa, testify about global medical response to the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. They speak before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations in Washington DC.
According to the Andrew Young Foundation, "The Ebola epidemic continues to ravage Western Africa and remains a threat to the entire world. With 25,826 cases and 10,704 deaths already reported, national economies demolished, agriculture shattered, children orphaned and education interrupted, the need for therapies is critical."Read More
SHIELD In Africa, Inc., is a 501c3 registered non-profit based out of Thomasville, Georgia. SHIELD (Strategic Healthcare Initiative Emphasizing Local Development) was established with the vision of raising the standard of healthcare in Africa. Under the direction of Dr. Frank Glover, graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, teams of doctors have traveled to Liberia, West Africa over the past 15 years assessing needs and providing training for medical practitioners.
Within the next five years SHIELD will build a new state-of-the-art medical school in Liberia and initiate training programs in various medical and surgical specialties. You can help meet this goal by contributing financially. Your gift today will help go towards the summer-end goal of $200,000 to begin construction on the medical school.
Our five-year vision is to provide services and residency training programs that will increase the healthcare capacity of Liberian-trained physicians from 5 per year to 80 per year. The short-term goals are:
When you support SHIELD in Africa you are enhancing the well-being of West African people and raising their standard of healthcare. Your contribution today will break ground on the new medical school in Liberia. This is the first step towards lasting healthcare reform for a nation in desperate need.