The Doctoral Student Organization at Columbia Universitys School of Nursing in Manhattan is lending a helping hand to nurses and healthcare professionals in Ebola-ravaged West Africa.
The students have started a fundraising campaign called Gloves4Gloves on the website GoFundMe.com.
Concerned about the countries still dealing with Ebola outbreaks, the students decided to offer resources through their campaign, according to the website.
The students designed fluorescent orange winter gloves to raise awareness. For each pair of winter gloves sold, a donation of 100 pairs of medical supply gloves will be sent to healthcare professionals in communities hardest hit by Ebola, according to the website.
According to Allison Andreno Norful, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, a member of the student organization, the gloves will be sold beginning in early December and cost $4 a pair. They will be sold indefinitely at Gloves4Gloves.com and in person at the school of nursing. As of late November, the organization had raised more than $1,900 toward its goal of $2,000 to fund the campaign.
The donation of these medical gloves can help prevent further transmission of this deadly disease, Norful told Nurse.com. Globally, nurses will continue to work together to combat this virus.