Sexta-feira, 5 de Setembro de 2014

Dispatches from Brussels


EU announces €140m package in response to Ebola virus outbreak


The European Commission announces today €140 million of funding for the countries currently affected by the Ebola virus in West Africa: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.


€38 million of the new package is specifically designed to help those governments bolster their health services (for example through reinforcing treatment centres or support for health workers), both during the crisis and in the recovery phase. It will also provide support in the areas of food security, water and sanitation, which are essential in terms of safeguarding the health of the population.  EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will make the announcement today during his official visit to Benin. The rest will be used to reinforce governments’ capacity to deliver public services, and macro-economic stability; as well as providing mobile laboratories for the detection of the virus and training health worker.


Press Release:


(translations available)


Publicado por Alexandre Guerra às 11:09
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