Ebola: AfDB Donates $210m to Nigeria, Other West African Countries



In a bid to curb West Africa of the deadly #Ebola virus, the African Development Bank has donated $210m to Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Excerpt from Punch:

The African Development Bank has announced a grant of $60m to Nigeria and three other West African countries to fight the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak.

The President of the bank, Donald Kaberuka, and the World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Sambo, on Tuesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding sealing a $60m bank grant to strengthen West Africa’s public health systems in response to the Ebola crisis.

In a statement issued on Wednesday on the bank’s website, the funds, which will be implemented by the WHO, will be used to help recruit and train health workers, purchase equipment and medicine, and ensure that the necessary logistics are in place at the local level to provide emergency health services to Ebola patients.

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