World Bank Approves $170 Million To Fight Ebola Virus

World Bank Approves $170 Million To Fight Ebola Virus

By Oluchi Nkwachukwu | Sub-Editor on September 26, 2014
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Titilayo Goncalves
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The World Bank on Thursday, September 26, 2014 announced it would give another $170 million to help contain the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

The funds will be used to improve the quality of healthcare in the regions  most affected by the virus in West African  countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The World Bank had previously approved $230 million for the three countries, where resources and health systems have been strained by the pandemic.

The virus has claimed close to 3,000 lives since it’s worst outbreak ever since its discovery four decades ago.

Nigeria was hit with the virus late July after an infected Liberian man, Patrick Sawyer brought the virus to the country.

The ministry of health has announced that there is no case of Ebola in Nigeria and every patient that was under observation at the isolation wards have been discharged.

Nigeria is now Ebola free.

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