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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donates $50mn to Nigeria, others to fight Ebola

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donates $50mn to Nigeria, others to fight Ebola


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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said Wednesday it was pledging
$50 million to Nigeria and other countries hit by the deadly Ebola Virus
Disease to help boost the fight against the Ebola outbreak as
overwhelmed medical teams in west Africa struggle to contain the
disease.

The foundation said in a statement that it would
immediately release funds to United Nations agencies and international
organisations involved in the outbreak in order to “scale up” emergency
efforts in affected countries.

The foundation also vowed to work
with the public and private sector to help speed up the development of
therapies and vaccines to tackle the deadly virus.

“We are working
urgently with our partners to identify the most effective ways to help
them save lives now and stop transmission of this deadly disease,” said
Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive of the Gates Foundation.

“We
also want to accelerate the development of treatments, vaccines and
diagnostics that can help end this epidemic and prevent future
outbreaks.”
Overwhelmed west African nations have called states of
emergency across the region as they attempt to staunch the scale of the
outbreak.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted an
“exponential increase” in infections across west Africa, and warned that
Liberia alone will face thousands of new cases in the coming weeks.

More than 2,200 people have died in the outbreak from more than 4,200 infections in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

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Nkwazema
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The really tried, thanks 2 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

juliet
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please oh they should know what to do, to prevent this deadly disease called Ebola Virus. God should save us in this wicked and Evil World.

CHILOVE
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I thank you all, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for your contribution towards Ebola Virus in Nigeria

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