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African Risk Capacity Agency Discusses Extension Of Insurance Coverage To Include Disease Outbreaks

Reuters: Africa looks to extend new disaster insurance to Ebola-like epidemics
“African countries want to extend a new catastrophe insurance fund, which made its first payout of $25 million this month, to include protection against epidemics in the wake of the devastating Ebola outbreak. The African Risk Capacity (ARC) agency, a specialized body of the African Union, launched a scheme last year to insure against natural disasters…” (Flynn, 1/30).

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