Ebola: Nigeria Donates $3.5M To Liberia, Sierra Leone & Guinea, 591 Volunteers Join Fight Against EVD
Oct 9, 2014 – Ebola: Nigeria Donates $3.5Million To Liberia, Sierra Leaone & Guinea, 591 Volunteers Head To Affected West African Countries
Nigeria has lend a helping hand to Ebola-torn West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
In support of Ebola eradication effort in West Africa, Nigeria had already donated $3.5 to the affected countries.
This was made known yesterday by Nigeria’s health minister Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu.
He said the sum was made up of $500,000 to each of the countries and the balance to the common ECOWAS Fund for the disease.
He also said 591 health practitioners had volunteered to join the international force that would go to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to help in the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease.
Nigeria is the first country to contain Ebola in West Africa.
Few days ago, US sent officials to Lagos state to learn the strategy Nigeria employed in eradicating the killer virus.