Teva Contributes to Relief from Ebola Crisis

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus - considered to be the worst one in history - is now centered in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Ebola hemorrhagic fever is one of numerous viral hemorrhagic fevers and is a severe, often fatal disease.

Teva Contributes to Relief from Ebola Crisis
Responding swiftly, Teva’s NGO partner, Direct Relief, prepared the largest shipment of medical goods in its 66-year history. Teva worked quickly to help with this rapid response, and contributed more than 65,000 units of medicine which were included in an emergency shipment.
Direct Relief chartered a 747-200 cargo aircraft with a payload of 100 tons. The flight departed JFK Airport in New York on Saturday, September 20th, and stopped to unload in both Liberia and Sierra Leone. Each of the countries’ governments were notified of and approved the charter contents. They further facilitated receipt, custom’s clearance and distribution of the items to Direct Relief partners. These partners included the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, the American Embassy in Monrovia, Africare, Christian Aid Ministries, the National Drug Service in Liberia, the American Embassy in Freetown, the CDC Foundation, the Wellbody Alliance and the Medical Research Centre in Sierra Leone.
Direct Relief’s ability to send emergency aid rapidly is heavily dependent on contributions from corporate partners such as Teva. We are honored and gratified that our support enabled the immediate mobilization of resources to address the urgent needs of healthcare workers and people affected by Ebola throughout the region. We continue to contribute to help stop the spread of this deadly virus.