Tuesday, 4 November 2014

World Bank pledges 100 million dollars for Ebola

World Bank pledges 100 million dollars for EbolaThe World Bank Group on Thursday 30th October, 2014 has pledged an additional 100 million dollars funding to speed up deployment of foreign health workers to the three worst affected Ebola countries in West Africa.

The pledge increases the World Bank Group’s funding for the Ebola fight over the last three months in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to more than 500 dollars million.

A statement issued by World Bank Group in Accra said additional financing would help set up a coordination hub in close cooperation with the three countries; the World Health Organisation (WHO); United Nations’ main Ebola coordination body in Ghana; and other agencies to recruit, train and deploy qualified foreign health workers.

The hub would be designed and operated in coordination with the Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola and the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), with technical support from the WHO and in close collaboration with other partners.

It would also resolve key issues blocking the recruitment of significantly more foreign health workers, such as pay and benefits, recruitment and training, safety, transportation, housing, provision of urgent medical care, and/or medical evacuations for any infected staff. Read More....


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