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US Donates 14Million Dollars To Battle Ebola

The United States Consul General, Jeffery Hawkins, said, yesterday, that his government has committed over $14.55 million to support the fight against Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, since the outbreak in March, 2014.
Hawkins, who disclosed this at a conference in his Ikoyi residence, spoke on the need to work closely with the Nigerian health sector and other responsible bodies towards ensuring people received proper awareness in order to quickly stop the spread of the disease.
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 Organisation, WHO, and other international partners to help the government of Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to respond and contain the out-break of the Ebola virus in West Africa.”
Hawkins said the disease would be fought to a stand-still, following the bi-lateral relationship the US shared with affected countries.
He also disclosed that the US government had provided Personnel Protective Equipment, PPE, and other medical supplies, field and mobile laboratory and diagonostic capacity, in addition to training and hygiene kits to prevent the spread of the disease.
“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 organisations.

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