For Immediate Release
Charles Idelson, 510-273-2246 or Liz Jacobs, 510-273-2232
Nurses Arrange Huge Donation of Protective Suits For Nurses, Doctors, Health Workers Fighting Ebola
Update on the Ebola Fight by the International Medical Corps and Liberian Health Workers
Phone hookup available for reporters outside Washington
WASHINGTON - National Nurses United, joined by the International Medical Corps (IMC), will announce a major donation Thursday of special protective Hazmat suits for embattled nurses, doctors, and other health workers heroically fighting to stem the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
The press event will also include an update from International Medical Corps, which is on the front lines of the Ebola response, and from the ground by the National Private Sector Health Workers Union of Liberia who will participate by phone.
What: Press Conference on the Ebola Relief Effort
When:Thursday, September 18, 1 p.m. EST
Where: National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, First Amendment Lounge
Call-ins: U.S. calls, 1-800-277-3988; international calls TBA
NNU, the largest U.S. organization of nurses, will announce a substantial donation of protective suits it has arranged, and other updates. Lack of protective suits is a major problem slowing efforts to contain the spread of Ebola as unprecedented numbers of nurses, doctors, and other health workers have contracted Ebola and many have died.
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National Nurses United, with close to 185,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in US history.