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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Foreign Aid: US To Spend N2 Billion On Fight Against Ebola

Foreign Aid:US To Spend N2 Billion On Fight Against Ebola
The United States has said that the disease would be fought to the finish
The fight against Ebola has intensified as the US plans to spend over $14.55 million (N2,354,917,650.71) on curbing the disease.

This was disclosed by the United States Consul General, Jeffery Hawkins, yesterday, August 20, 2014 during a press conference held in Ikoyi, Lagos.
He said:
Since the Ebola out-break was first reported, United States Agency for International Development, USAID, alone, has committed $14.55 million to support the response.
The US is also working with the World Health Organization, WHO, and other international partners to help the government of Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to respond and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.
Full relevant US government agencies, including the Department of State, the Department of Health and Human Service, HHS, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are increasing every possible form of assistance to the affected countries, their citizens and international organizations.
The ambassador also gave the assurance that the disease would be fought to a standstill.
Ebola has claimed about 1200 lives in West Africa this year since it started in March.
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