Ebola: Bill &Melinda Gates Donate $50m to West Africa



While the richest men and women in Africa are busy trying to out do themselves on the Forbes list and Governors and pastors are flying private jets across the country, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $50 million to the fight against the dreaded Ebola disease currently ravaging West African countries.

Excerpt from IOLnews:

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced on Wednesday that it will spend $50 million - on top of $10 million already committed - to support the emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, marking the group's largest donation to a humanitarian effort.

“It became clear to us over the last seven to 10 days that the pace and scope of the epidemic was increasing significantly,” Chris Elias, president of global development for the world's largest charitable foundation, told The Associated Press.

The Seattle-based foundation said the money will go to the United Nations, the World Health Organisation, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and international organisations involved in fighting transmission of the virus.

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