Ebola: Nigeria Donates drugs, Supplies to Sierra Leone

In a bid to help its neighbours overcome the Ebola Virus Disease, the Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday announced that it has donated drugs and supplies worth more than $249,000 to Sierra Leone.

This was contained in a statement released and signed by the Ministry of Health’s spokesperson, Ayo Adesugba.

According to the ministry, the offering was made apart from a $3.5m donation promised by President Goodluck Jonathan toward the fight against Ebola scourge in the sub-region.

“Nigeria made the donation at the request of the government of Sierra Leone,” the statement read.

It also said that “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, ECOWAS.”

The Nigerian government said an all-inclusive national response to the Ebola outbreak was crucial to the rapid containment of the disease.

About 5,000 people have been killed in the latest outbreak of the Ebola disease, which spreads through body fluids, according to the World Health Organisation, WHO.

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