Navigation Links
Ebola Outbreak: Six Nonprofits Team Up to Fill a 737 with 15,000 Pounds of Medical Supplies
Date:8/25/2014

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds of urgently requested gloves, masks, gowns, and other medical resources, follows five others from Direct Relief to the region.

"Flights going into the country are becoming rarer as the virus spreads," said Andrew MacCalla, Director of Emergency Response at Direct Relief. "The commitment of Airlink, ATX, and their flight crew is invaluable in the effort to keep health workers safe as they care for patients in Ebola hot spots."

This latest shipment will depart Alliance Airport at 10 a.m. Tuesday and make a stop at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to pick up additional aid from four other non-governmental organizations - AFYA Foundation, Americares, Childfund International, and MedShare - before heading to Monrovia, Liberia. In total, the charter will deliver a 15,000 pound payload.

Airlink, a disaster relief organization that links pre-vetted NGO's with airlines, has secured the chartered 737, funded by an anonymous donor. It will be manned by two all-volunteer crews, flying back-to-back and rotating shifts to keep rested. On board will be four pilots, a mechanic, and a load master. The flight will touch down in Monrovia, unload its humanitarian cargo, refuel and immediately take off for the return flight. 

"I had no problem getting the crew for this mission," remarked Scott Bohnenkamp, General Manager at ATX Air Services. "I had six slots to fill and I had six volunteers wil
'/>"/>

SOURCE Direct Relief
Copyright©2014 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. Inovio Pharmaceuticals DNA Vaccine Against Ebola and Marburg Filoviruses Provides Complete Protection in Preclinical Challenge Study
2. Luminex Is Supporting U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Research Efforts to Control African Ebola Outbreak
3. Latest Ebola Crisis News Breaking on SERMO, the Number One Physician Social Network
4. University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientist is at Forefront of Developing Vaccine for Ebola Virus
5. Globavir Seeking Approval and Launch of Novel Ebola Treatment Before Year End
6. GlaxoSmithKline honors healthcare nonprofits with $40,000 IMPACT Award
7. CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to Award $25,000 to Nonprofits Nationwide on #GivingTuesday to Celebrate the Spirit of Volunteerism
8. BioMed Realty Trust Prices Public Offering Of 15,000,000 Shares Of Common Stock
9. BioMed Realty Trust Converts $156.4 Million Of Its Senior Unsecured Term Loan To 100 Million Pounds Sterling
10. ObeTherapy Announces the Publication of Results Obtained with one of its Lead Compounds on a New Target for the Treatment of Obesity and Type II Diabetes
11. RQx Pharmaceuticals and Genentech Enter Drug Discovery Collaboration to Develop Novel Drug Compounds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... Sept. 22, 2014 China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: ... drugstore chain in China based on the ... its 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the "AGM") on October ... held at the meeting room of the Company at 6th Floor, ... , Guangdong Province 518054, ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... A pharmaceutical executive in the market research ... he wanted the research and consulting firm to explore: ... for secondary research) to maximize efficiency and maintain a ... , Automation of market research processes for efficient ... to implement and manage those automated systems ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Market Research Report ... 2009-2019 is a professional and in-depth market ... industry. The report firstly reviews the basic ... application and manufacturing technology. The report then ... Oxybutynin Hydrochloride listing their product specification, capacity, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Schedules Annual General Meeting of Shareholders for October 22, 2014 2In Era of Competing Needs, Market Research Groups Under Pressure to Utilize Automation and External Staffing 2Oxybutynin Hydrochloride Industry 2014-2019 Chinese Forecasts & Analysis 2Oxybutynin Hydrochloride Industry 2014-2019 Chinese Forecasts & Analysis 3Oxybutynin Hydrochloride Industry 2014-2019 Chinese Forecasts & Analysis 4Oxybutynin Hydrochloride Industry 2014-2019 Chinese Forecasts & Analysis 5
... Cosmetic Surgery hopes to raise awareness of some of the ... cosmetic surgery industry through the launch of a series of ... on the subject, such as question and answer sessions, conferences ... new initiatives online, that it hopes people from all over ...
... PINE BROOK, N.J., Oct. 24, 2011 Elusys Therapeutics, ... of antibody therapeutics, announced today that it is initiating ... of Anthim (ETI-204), the company,s anti-toxin in late-stage development ... inhaled anthrax. The company also announced it has successfully ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Liberate Cosmetic Surgery aims to Highlight Cosmetic Surgery Industry Issues 2Elusys Initiates Third Clinical Safety Study of Anthim, a New Anthrax Treatment; Company Successfully Completes Manufacturing at Commercial Scale 2Elusys Initiates Third Clinical Safety Study of Anthim, a New Anthrax Treatment; Company Successfully Completes Manufacturing at Commercial Scale 3
(Date:9/22/2014)... FL (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 ... than 2,000 physicians, today Clearwater Clinical ... ClearSCOPE Endoscope Adaptor for smartphones. ClearSCOPE ... video from virtually any endoscope and smartphone. , ... adaptor in response to frustrations over the cost, ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... On Saturday, September 27, 2014, La Comunidad Hispana ... fair ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® This event ... health and wellness for people of all ages and all ... public, will be held at Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 ... pm. , “This is a wonderful event each year ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found ... in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive ... found. For the study, investigators followed nearly 8,500 ... had their blood pressure and blood sugar levels strictly ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... September 22, 2014 At the ... nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) announced the successful ... Healthy: A Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program for Women. ... understand and mitigate their risk of heart disease ... Action, a plan for addressing significant global challenges ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... The Drive Against Domestic Violence ( ... Ben Talei, MD - a Beverly Hills Facial Plastic ... brothers have planned to drive across the country during ... raise funds and awareness for the National Coalition Against ... the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery's ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ClearSCOPE 2.0 Endoscope Adaptor for Smartphones Announced; Endoscopic Video Capture Reinvented 2Health News:La Comunidad Hispana Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 2Health News:La Comunidad Hispana Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 3Health News:Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study 2Health News:Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study 3Health News:At 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Seafood Nutrition Partnership Announces Pilot Program to Reduce Women’s Heart Disease Risks 2Health News:At 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Seafood Nutrition Partnership Announces Pilot Program to Reduce Women’s Heart Disease Risks 3Health News:At 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Seafood Nutrition Partnership Announces Pilot Program to Reduce Women’s Heart Disease Risks 4Health News:FOX 5 News Story - Dr. Ben Talei a Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon organizes the Drive Against Domestic Violence & Botox-for-a-Cause as he Drives across the country 2Health News:FOX 5 News Story - Dr. Ben Talei a Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon organizes the Drive Against Domestic Violence & Botox-for-a-Cause as he Drives across the country 3
... Berger & Grossmann LLP is issuing the following statement regarding the Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. Securities Litigation. , , ... UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, ... INC. Master File, SECURITIES LITIGATION ... Relates to: All Cases, ...
... suggests, , , MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Want to live ... manage your stress. , A new study found that those were ... 100, and longevity is thought to run in families. , "We ... set the children of centenarians apart from other people the same ...
... HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 20 IPC The Hospitalist ... hospitalist physician group practice company, announced today that it will ... on May 4, 2009, after the market close.A conference call ... (2:00 p.m. PT) on May 4, 2009 and will be ...
... "With Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike we ... and healthcare providers navigate through chaos created by ... Davies, M.D., a seasoned critical care physician and ... which enable communication between patients, their physicians, hospitals ...
... with Picoplatin as Second-Line Therapy for Small Cell Lung ... Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD ), a ... of its Phase 2 clinical trial of picoplatin in ... were published in the April 20, 2009, print ...
... 20, 2009 Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ... announced today that Savella(TM) (milnacipran HCl), a selective serotonin and ... will be shipped to wholesalers on April 24th and will ... Savella was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:All Persons Who Purchased or Acquired the Common Stock of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. ('Sunrise') Between February 26, 2004 and July 28, 2006, Inclusive, and Were Damaged Thereby (The 'Class') 2Health News:All Persons Who Purchased or Acquired the Common Stock of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. ('Sunrise') Between February 26, 2004 and July 28, 2006, Inclusive, and Were Damaged Thereby (The 'Class') 3Health News:Outgoing Nature Could Get You to 100 2Health News:Outgoing Nature Could Get You to 100 3Health News:IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. to Report First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2Health News:PatientCentral Technologies, LLC and VerdaSee Solutions, Inc. Team Up With Congressional Staff in Washington, DC for Disaster Preparedness 2Health News:PatientCentral Technologies, LLC and VerdaSee Solutions, Inc. Team Up With Congressional Staff in Washington, DC for Disaster Preparedness 3Health News:PatientCentral Technologies, LLC and VerdaSee Solutions, Inc. Team Up With Congressional Staff in Washington, DC for Disaster Preparedness 4Health News:Poniard Announces Publication of Results of Picoplatin Phase 2 Study in Journal of Clinical Oncology 2Health News:Poniard Announces Publication of Results of Picoplatin Phase 2 Study in Journal of Clinical Oncology 3Health News:Poniard Announces Publication of Results of Picoplatin Phase 2 Study in Journal of Clinical Oncology 4Health News:Poniard Announces Publication of Results of Picoplatin Phase 2 Study in Journal of Clinical Oncology 5Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 2Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 3Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 4Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 5Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 6
... Sun Med TruFlow™ Oxygen flowmeter with a ... warranty covering calibration and manufacturing defects. A ... meet most needs. Also available with all ... power take-off and double unit configurations. Our ...
... adults, the entire series of time-tested Timeter® ... the needs of care providers and patients ... accuracy. You can see it in the ... performance, year after year. Every Timeter® Classic ...
The Soft-Touch Timeter® Flowmeter is durable, long-lasting and easy to maintain. Timeter ® by Allied Flowmeters: Quality Plus Value....
The Soft-Touch Timeter® Flowmeter is durable, long-lasting and easy to maintain. Timeter ® by Allied Flowmeters: Quality Plus Value....
Medicine Products: