EU Pledges 140M Euros to Fight Ebola in W. Africa

September 5, 2014 12:17 PM

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EU Pledges 140M Euros to Fight Ebola in W. Africa

The European Union promised 140 million euros ($181 million) in assistance on Friday to bolster the overstretched health sectors of four West African nations struggling to halt the worst ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

The funding will be used to strengthen health systems, train health workers and pay for mobile testing laboratories in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Guinea where over 1,900 people have died since the outbreak was identified in March.

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