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Nigeria Donates 50Million Naira To Sierra-Leone

Nigeria Donates 50Million Naira To Sierra-Leone

Nigeria has donated drugs and supplies to the tune of N50 million to assist Sierra Leone in its fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

This is apart from the $3.5million donated by President Goodluck Jonathan towards curtailingthe Ebola scourge in the sub region.

The supervising Minister of Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, made the disclosure when he addressed journalists during the 64th Session of the World Health Organization’s Regional Committee for Africa meeting, holding in Cotonou, Republic of Benin from November 3 to 7.

According to a statement issued by Mrs. Ayo Adesugba, Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Health, Alhassan informed the journalists  “that at the request of the Government of Sierra Leone, Nigeria made a donation of drugs and supplies to the tune of N50 million.”

He also announced that Nigeria has already mobilized and trained over 600 health workers as volunteers to support the containment effort in affected countries within the region under the leadership of ECOWAS.

The minister also told the journalists that Nigeria was willing to share its experiences and offer support to other countries in terms of building necessary capacity, management of information and actual case management in their efforts to contain the EVD.

Speaking on the country’s experience, Alhassan ascribed Nigeria’s success in containing the virus to responsive governance driven by appropriate political will, a clear leadership role, and strong multi-sectoral teamwork.

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