Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation Donates Thermometers for use at the Port of Entry in Nigeria (August 22, 2014)

IMG_1682 In support of the Nigerian Government’s response to combat the Ebola Virus Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Gary Brunette and Consul General Jeff Hawkins presented CDC Foundation’s donation of thermometers and face shields to Director of Port Heath Services Dr. Alex-Okoh, on Friday, August 22, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.  The thermometers will be used to screen body temperature of travelers arriving and departing Nigeria.

The CDC Foundation is assisting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the response to the West African Ebola Outbreak by providing critical assistance and supplies through donations to the Foundation’s Global Disaster Response Fund, which enables CDC staff to respond quickly to changing circumstances and needs.

The total amount for this delivery to Nigeria is $5,000. This includes $3,400 for the 30 tIMG_1643hermal scanners and extra batteries and $1,600 for the 2,000 face shields. This represents a small example of the items that the CDC Foundation is working on – other items have come before this and additional initiatives are in the works for the affected countries based on CDC’s needs and requests.

Non-Contact Forehead IR Thermometer

  • Measures body temperature from 86°F to 109°F (30.0°C to 43.0°C) without contact
  • Accurate to 0.5°F (0.3°C) with 0.1°F/°C resolution
  • Adjustable alarm alerts user visually and audibly when temperature exceeds programmed limit
  • Optimum measurement distance of 1.9″ to 5.9″ (5 to 15cm)
  • Measures surface temperature from 32°F to 140°F (0.0°C to 60.0°C)
  • Fast response (0.5 seconds)
  • Simply press the trigger and read temperature on the large backlit LCD display
  • Memory stores up to 32 readings for easy recall
  • Complete with 9V battery and pouch
  • Non-contact technique reduces potential spread of diseases from using contact devices

Established by the U.S. Congress as an independent, nonprofit organization, the CDC Foundation connects the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with private-sector organizations and individuals to build public health programs that make our world healthier and safer. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has provided $400 million to support CDC’s work, launched more than 700 programs around the world and built a network of individuals and organizations committed to supporting CDC and public health.