Chemex donation for Sierra Leone to fight the Ebola outbreak
Chemex, the franchised distributor of hygiene products, has donated several tons of high-level hypochlorite disinfectants and hand soaps to Sierra Leone to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak. The supplies are being airlifted by Scotia Aid, a Glasgow charity.
Sean Derrig (right), scientific director for Chemex, said: “The real tragedy about the outbreak in Sierra Leone is that preventable deaths are occurring, and not just from Ebola itself. Because health care workers are at such risk clinics are closed so people can’t get access to treatment for illnesses that are not normally fatal – such as children with malarial seizures.
“It is extremely sad that the virus is spreading because the country lacks the necessary resources and we hope that providing infection control solutions will help protect health workers and encourage others to come to the country’s aid.”
Chemex supplies more than two-thirds of the ambulances in the UK with infection-control products.