Singapore contributes $190k in fight against Ebola

Singapore contributes $190k in fight against Ebola

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Government announced today that it will be making a further contribution of US$150,000 (S$190,575) to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to support the WHO Ebola Response Roadmap.

"Singapore is deeply concerned about the unprecedented scale of the Ebola outbreak in West and Central Africa and the suffering caused by inadequate medical facilities and resources," The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a joint statement with the Ministry of Health.

The contribution is in response to appeals by the United Nations (UN) and WHO, and will be in addition to Singapore's earlier contribution of an aid package. The package comprises medicines, medical supplies and personal protective equipment which are in short supply for medical professionals on the ground.

The statement added that Singapore will continue to work closely with the UN and WHO to explore how best the country can contribute to the ongoing efforts.

yamadak@sph.com.sg

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