On Feb. 30, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19, or 2019 coronavirus,outbreak a global health emergency. The virus originated in China, where there is currently the highest concentration of those infected.
The virus has already spread to multiple countries, including the U.S., Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, India and Nepal. There have been more than 45,000 confirmed cases, and more than 1,000 deaths. The expansion of the virus has exceeded that of SARS and MERS in previous years.
There is a great need for medical supplies and public health support to contain the spread. Global Impact charity partners are responding to this emergency, both in China and in other parts of the world where the virus has spread or has potential to spread. Please support our 2019 Coronavirus Outbreak Emergency Relief fund to help support response efforts for this emergency.