EU provides further €3.5 million to fight Ebola epidemic

EPA-EFE/STR

A woman washes her hands to avoid Ebola infection in Mbandaka, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo, 22 May 2018 (issued 23 May 2018). Local residents are eating monkey meat and other bush meats that are believed to spread Ebola virus despite warnings by expert to avoid consuming such meats. Two more people have died of Ebola, the Congolese authority said on 22 May. One of the deaths occured in Mbandaka, while another died in the village of Bikoro, where the outbreak was first announced in early May. The new outbreak of Ebola has killed 27 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since April.

EU provides further €3.5 million to fight Ebola epidemic


Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Share on LinkedIn
+

The EU has announced further emergency funding of €3.5 million, of which €2.5 million is for Uganda and €1 million for South Sudan, to strengthen rapid detection and reaction to cases of the deadly Ebola virus. The outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues, with the first cases emerging this week in neighboring Uganda.
The aid package will strengthen the surveillance of the disease, and will help in the training of healthcare and frontline workers, in equipping medical treatment facilities and in community awareness-raising.
The Union has been using its mechanisms in assisting countries on the frontline since the beginning of the outbreak in 2018, providing experts and financial support.

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Share on LinkedIn
+