Canada Steps Up Contribution To Fight Ebola

News outlets report on Canada’s announcement on Friday that it will step up its contribution to fight Ebola in West Africa.

Agence France-Presse: Canada to double U.N. contribution to fight Ebola
“Canada has promised to double its financial contribution to the United Nations’ fight against Ebola in West Africa, the country’s health minister announced Friday…” (10/17).

Devex: Money (not) well spent? Concerns raised over Canada’s response to Ebola
“Canada is stepping up its contribution to the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, after the government announced Friday it would contribute an additional 30 million Canadian dollars ($26.6 million) to various U.N. agencies, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. This comes on top of the CA$ 35 million already pledged in previous weeks. … [Q]uestions remain on how effective the country’s contribution has actually been on the ground…” (Halais, 10/20).

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