Ebola Virus in West Africa

Advisory: Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

  |   Posted: June 09, 2015   |   Updated: June 09, 2015

Update: Jun. 9, 2015

Praise God for His Faithfulness!

We are so thankful for God’s protection over the children in our programs.

  • Since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2013, no incidents of Ebola have occurred among Compassion-assisted children, staff or church partners.
  • All of our front-line church partners in West Africa have held training workshops on Ebola prevention.
  • Compassion Burkina Faso, Togo and Ghana are working with local ministries of health and the World Health Organization to stay vigilant about prevention measures such as hand washing and hygiene practices.
  • Although Compassion does not work in Guinea and Sierra Leone, these countries reported the lowest number of new cases in nearly a year — encouraging evidence that the epidemic in these countries is improving.

Thank you so much for your prayers. Please continue to pray for health, protection and safety for all children in Compassion’s programs.

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Original Advisory: Aug. 7, 2014

Compassion is working with country health officials in Ghana, Togo, and Burkina Faso to stay informed about the Ebola outbreak and the potential impact on the children and families we serve. To date, no Compassion staff or children have been affected.

Compassion is distributing educational resources to development center staff, and children and their families so they are properly equipped to protect themselves.

The countries in East Africa where Compassion works are not affected by the outbreak.