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World Bank approved 105 million US dollars grant for Ebola Emergency Response Project

Sep 17, 2014 02:54 IST

The World Bank Group (WBG) on 16 September 2014 approved 105 million US dollars grant for Ebola Emergency Response project to fight Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  

The new grant is part of the 200 million US dollars Ebola emergency mobilization announced by the WBG in August 2014.  The grant will be financed by WBG's International Development Association (IDA).

The Ebola Emergency Response project will mobilize 52 million US dollars for Liberia, 28 million US dollars for Sierra Leone and 25 million US dollars for Guinea.

The allocations were calculated according to the World Health Organization’s Roadmap and assessments of the relative severity of Ebola in each country.

Key priorities of the Ebola Emergency Response project
• Implement Outbreak Response Plans and provide essential health services to the countries during the outbreak.
• Help the countries in securing sufficient numbers of national and international health workers for their outbreak response and the provision of essential health services.
• Provide essential food and water to quarantined families and communities and other Ebola-affected households in the quarantined areas and other hot zones in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

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