On Monday, TAG Foundationtrustees announced a $10,000 donation from the foundation’s funds to assist Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in their Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.
MSF's Ebola response began in March 2014 and has made strides in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In response to a confirmed case in Mali, an MSF team arrived in the country this week to reinforce MSF’s regular mission and provide technical support to the Ministry of Health.
“With more than 9,000 reported cases, 4,876 deaths, and a direct or indirect impact on jurisdictions where we have members, we want to take an active leadership role in helping to alleviate the devastating effects of this humanitarian crisis by supporting the heroic efforts of Doctors Without Borders,” said Peter Appleton Jones, chairman & founder of TIAG and TAG Foundation trustee, in a statement. “The impact of politics and the media has only been to sow fear, hysteria and more sadly, division. We want to change that with positive efforts and energy. This and other TAG Foundation initiatives speak to the very heart of what TIAG and the TAG Alliances are about.”
For more information on Doctors Without Borders, visit the organization's sitehere.