Samaritan’s Purse and SIM USA were instrumental in the evacuation of two U.S. missionaries from West Africa. These religious relief groups maintain a low profile in the U.S. but are often on the front line of public health crises. Health organizations and leaders of affected areas are also working to contain the deadly outbreak. Here are the key players.
Dent Thompson, vice president and chief operations officer for Phoenix Air, explains how an Airborne Biological Containment System, ABSC, works during flight. Phoenix Air transported Ebola victims Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol separately. The American health workers contracted the deadly virus during their West African mission trips. Branden Camp/EPA Buy Photo