We are deeply inspired every day by the efforts of humanitarian organizations around the world. We’re motivated each time we see a successful humanitarian project in the field of global health, which proves to be full of challenges such as the prevention and treatment of Ebola.Ending EbolaThe current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the single largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the virus was first discovered back in 1976 by Peter Piot, a 27-year-old Belgian scientist. The first outbreaks took place in 1976 in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. But there have been more cases and deaths in the current outbreak than all others combined. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are among the most severely affected countries. These countries have underdeveloped health systems, human and infrastructural resources. These factors coupled with the fact that these countries have just emerged from long periods of conflict and instability caused the virus to spread at a rapid pace affecting an enormous population.The Ebola virus causes an acute, severe illness which is often fatal if untreated. First symptoms are the sudden onset of fever, fatigue, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, symptoms of impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.