Responses to an epidemic

Ebola virusThe Ebola outbreak which began in West Africa in 2014 has stirred the world.  In response to inquiries about how Mennonites can respond, MHF developed this page of resources.

Although these additional links provided below represent what MHF believes to be appropriate and helpful information, MHF is not responsible for the content of these links.  If you have any concerns or additional materials to suggest, please contact the MHF Office.


For a good overview of the story behind the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, see this Washington Post article from early October 2014:  How Ebola Sped Out of Control

This New York Times article addresses the U.S context: Understanding the Risks of Ebola and What Direct Contact Means.

Humanitarian Response

Doctors Without Borders has consistently been on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak.  See their Ebola page for more details .  Medical personnel may be particularly interested in the Filovirus Haemorrhagic Fever Guideline developed in 2008.

Christian Response

IMA World Health.  Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) belongs to this larger Christian organization and recommends them to the Mennonite constituency.  See their page: IMA Responds to Ebola Outbreak.

Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH).  MHF, MCC, and several other Mennonite organizations belong to CCIH which shares information from its member organizations and individuals involved in international health work. These two links represent resources on the Ebola outbreak.

  • CCIH News – October 2014
  • CCIH Ebola resources page



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