AfDB offers $150 million to help West Africa handle Ebola fallout: Le Monde

September 13, 2014 3:57 PM

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AfDB offers $150 million to help West Africa handle Ebola fallout: Le Monde

PARIS (Reuters) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) told West African countries hardest hit by an Ebola epidemic they were willing to give $150 million to help balance their public finances, but they must first show they are doing everything possible to improve their health systems.

Economic growth in Liberia and Sierra Leone could decline by almost 3.5 percentage points and Guinea 1 percentage point, exposing financing gaps totaling $100 million to $130 million in each of the three countries, the IMF said on Thursday.

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