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Europe Provides Funding, Personnel To Help Halt West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on European efforts to provide funding and personnel to West Africa to assist in the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

Reuters: E.U. pledges 140 mln euros to fight Ebola in West Africa
“The European Union promised 140 million euros ($181 million) in assistance on Friday to bolster the overstretched health sectors of four West African nations struggling to halt the worst ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The funding will be used to strengthen health systems, train health workers, and pay for mobile testing laboratories in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, and Guinea, where over 1,900 people have died since the outbreak was identified in March…” (9/5).

Reuters: France sends experts to West Africa help fight Ebola spread
“France said on Thursday it would send about 20 specialists in biological disasters to West Africa to help stop the spread of Ebola after international health organizations lamented the lack of aid from the West to tackle the epidemic…” (Irish, 9/4).