African Development Bank approves $1 million grant to stem Ebola transmission in Uganda

 

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released a $1 million grant to help tackle an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Uganda.

The grant to support Uganda’s National Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response Plan, was approved in January. Funds have been disbursed through the World Health Organization (WHO), which is the implementing agency.

The grant follows a request by the Government of Uganda to the African Development Bank to support the country’s efforts in containing the outbreak.

The funds will be used for the management of suspected and confirmed EVD cases in Uganda, including the procurement and distribution of medical supplies, and care of people affected by Ebola. The grant will also be used to strengthen readiness and capacity in high-risk districts, including training and emergency support.

For more on the grant see: http://www.afdb.org


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