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Additional Assistance Announced For West African Nations’ Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on several announcements of additional international assistance for the West African Ebola outbreak.

Reuters: AfDB offers $150 million to help West Africa handle Ebola fallout: Le Monde
“The African Development Bank (AfDB) told West African countries hardest hit by an Ebola epidemic they were willing to give $150 million to help balance their public finances, but they must first show they are doing everything possible to improve their health systems…” (Irish, 9/13).

Reuters: Malaysia to send 20 million medical gloves to fight Ebola
“Malaysia will send more than 20 million medical rubber gloves to five African nations battling the deadly Ebola virus, addressing a crucial shortage faced by overwhelmed health workers, the country’s Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Monday…” (Grudgings, 9/15).

Agence France-Presse: Cuba’s Ebola aid latest example of ‘medical diplomacy’
“Cuba’s pledge to deploy a 165-strong army of doctors and nurses to help fight the Ebola outbreak is the latest example of the Communist country’s decades-old tradition of ‘medical diplomacy.’ Since 1960, when Cuba dispatched a team of doctors to help with the aftermath of an earthquake in Chile, the Caribbean island has sent more than 135,000 medical staff to all corners of the globe…” (Diaz, 9/13).