Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, in partnership with its suppliers, is collaborating with the CDC Foundation and other relief organizations to monitor and assess the need for medical supplies to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

As the most severe and complex epidemic in the region’s history, the virus has claimed nearly 4,000 lives out of more than 8,400 cases, resulting in the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern.”

Henry Schein’s donations will include more than $1 million in masks, gloves, and gowns, along with hand sanitizer, coveralls, and other personal protection equipment. The CDC Foundation will receive 50% of the equipment; the remainder will be donated to Henry Schein partners providing relief, including AmeriCares, Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, and Medshare.

Henry Schein’s response to the Ebola outbreak includes support from its supplier partners, including Crosstex International Inc, KaVo Kerr Group, Medicom LLC, and PDI Healthcare.