Gates Foundation Commits $50 Million to Fight Ebola

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it is committing $50 million to help combat the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The Seattle-based foundation, set up by the billionaire founder of Microsoft Bill Gates to fight disease and poverty in poor countries, says it will immediately give funds to the United Nations and international aid agencies to buy badly-needed supplies and support emergency operations in affected countries.

It said it will also work with partners to speed up development of therapies, vaccines and diagnostic tests to better treat and prevent transmission of the vicious disease.

Source: Voice of America News (link opens in a new window)

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