WellPoint supports AmeriCares' Ebola response

Sept. 19, 2014

WellPoint Foundation has become an AmeriCares Annual Emergency Response Partner to support the global health organization’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and other emergencies worldwide.

The foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Indianapolis-based healthcare company, has made a $75,000 commitment to AmeriCares Emergency Response Program to ensure it has the capability to pre-position critical relief supplies in disaster-prone countries, mobilize emergency response experts in times of crisis, and establish long-term recovery programs in communities affected by disaster. With WellPoint Foundation’s support, AmeriCares is delivering medical supplies and protective equipment for health workers on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone. More aid shipments are planned in the coming days and weeks.

AmeriCares Annual Emergency Response Partners allow the aid organization to respond quickly whenever disaster strikes. Last year, AmeriCares responded to 29 emergencies in 20 countries including the Philippines where the organization continues to rehabilitate health facilities damaged by Typhoon Haiyan and supports mental health programs for health care workers impacted by the storm. Learn more about AmeriCares.

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