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EU Increases Support To Ebola Countries To One Billion Euros


Nov 2014

Mr Nicholas Westcott, Managing Director of the European Union (EU) in charge of Africa, yesterday said the EU had increased its support to one billion euros to Ebola affected countries.
The facility, he said, would be in both cash and logistics to respond to the health needs of the affected countries in the West African sub-region.

Mr Westcott, speaking to journalists after a presentation at the on-going extraordinary ECOWAS session in Accra, said an additional 280 million euros would also be released to build the capacities of pharmaceutical companies to carry out research programmes to find lasting solutions to the epidemic.
Mr Westcott, who represented the European Commission President at the session, said 900 million euros had so far been committed to the affected countries, while further arrangements were underway.
He said the support was geared towards containing, combating and curing affected people of the disease in the sub-region.
Mr Westcott said as a result of the disease, the affected countries were also suffering economical, health and educational trauma, adding that the facility would also help them to recuperate from their suffering.
Source: GNA