Imagine walking into a Rutgers health care center with a high fever and finding the place nearly deserted. Most of the nurses and doctors are sick, dead or too afraid to show up. For the remaining few, there are no gloves, soap or disinfectant. Jim Simon described this scenario to illustrate the urgent need for medical supplies in Liberia in the wake of the Ebola outbreak. Simon, a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology at Rutgers, helped start Operation: Targeted Support, a volunteer initiative at Rutgers focused on shipping medical supplies overseas.
/ / / Rutgers community provides targeted Ebola aid for Liberia