Ebola Hits Home for a Brooklyn Nonprofit

Imani House, Inc., the Park Slope nonprofit which runs a clinic in Liberia, was forced to close the clinic temporarily on Sept. 17 after one of its staffers contracted Ebola, the deadly virus which has killed more than 2,800 people in four West African nations, nearly 1,500 of them in Liberia alone, according to the World Health Organization.  Two of its staffers have now died of the disease.

In this video, Bianca Flowers spoke with Imani’s executive director, Bisi Ideraabdullah, about the clinic’s closing and efforts to collect protective gear that will be needed when the clinic reopens in 21 days. Earlier, Imani House had launched a Global Giving campaign to fund the renovation of the clinic’s isolation unit.


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