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Nigeria offers drugs to Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone

07 November 2014, 19:14

Abuja - Nigerian government has offered drugs and supplies worth more than $249 000 to Sierra Leone, a statement by the Ministry of Health said here on Thursday.

This offering was made apart from a $3.5m donation promised by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan toward the fight against Ebola scourge in the sub-region, said the statement signed by health ministry’s spokeswoman, Ayo Adesugba.

“Nigeria made the donation at the request of the government of Sierra Leone,” the statement said, noting Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, had already mobilized and trained over 600 health workers as volunteers to support the containment effort in affected countries within the region under the leadership of the Economic Community Of West African States.

Also read: Jonathan in Ghana for Ebola Summit

Nigeria was recently declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), having recorded no new cases of the highly- contagious disease after six weeks since August 31.

The government said it was in this light that the West African country was willing to share its experiences and offered support to other countries in terms of building necessary capacity, management of information and actual case management in their efforts to contain the Ebola Virus Disease.


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