Sierra Leone gets $80m grant to fight Ebola 

Ebola

March 3: Sierra Leone is to receive more than $80m (£52m) immediately to help the country end the Ebola outbreak and recover from its effects.

The IMF has pledged a $187m financial aid package for Sierra Leone to support the country’s struggling economy. Nearly $5bn has been pledged internationally to the Ebola effort, but less than half of the help has materialised

About 600 delegates around the World met in Brussels on Tuesday to talk about Ebola and long-term plans to fight the disease.

Nearly 10,000 people have died in the outbreak, the vast majority in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Ebola outbreak has killed 9,714 people in West Africa since it began in 2014, with 23,913 confirmed cases.

The Oslo Times

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