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Iran is poised to become the new epicenter of the coronavirus
On February 19, the country reported its first outbreak of Covid-19, known globally as the coronavirus. The virus is spreading quickly across the country. Iran’s current death toll is the highest outside of China.
Fears of additional outbreaks are spreading across the region, with Iran’s neighbors closing their borders as new cases are traced back to Iran. While this measure is meant to slow the spread of the virus, it has also impeded the country's ability to import critical medical supplies.
Health workers are exposed because of lack of protective gear available in Iran
Our teams on the ground are working as quickly as possible to purchase and distribute protection items for medical staff as well as patient diagnostic kits. There is an extreme shortage of these supplies in-country, where stock is often low due to the steep price of medicines and medical equipment – a consequence of U.S. sanctions.
Relief International is one of only two international organizations authorized to respond to the coronavirus outbreak unfolding in Iran. Our long-standing operations in Iran give us the unique capability to fill gaps in supplies required to keep frontline emergency responders safe as they struggle to contain this virus. However, we cannot do this important work alone. Donate today to help us deliver critical safety supplies to health workers and patients in outbreak hotspots.
We need your help to keep emergency responders safe as they struggle to contain this virus.
$10 can provide a box of 100 face masks to protect health workers
$15 can stock one health facility with hand sanitizer, protective goggles, and latex gloves
$50 can purchase 25 test kits to rapidly detect the virus in patients
$75 can provide treatment for two patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus
$150 can provide protective gear and safety supplies for ten health workers
90%-Treat 200 patients
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6%-Administrative and fees