After dispatching medical aid and equipment, Singapore contributes $150,000 to fight Ebola.
The Republic of Singapore has contributed $150,000 to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the fight against Ebola, in response to appeals by the United nations and the WHO.
On October 21, 2014 the healthy ministry and ministry of foreign affairs of Singapore stated their deep concern about the unforeseen scale of the Ebola outbreak in West and Central Africa, as well as the immense suffering that has been caused by unpreparedness and inadequate medical supplies and resources.
The country has contributed the sum to assist WHO’s Ebola Response Roadmap that was issued by the organization in August 2014. The road map included measures taken to scale up efforts to contain and manage the spread of the virus within six to nine months by increasing resources at hospitals, rapid constructions of isolation wards, treatment of those infected and ensuring safe burials, in addition to widespread public awareness campaigns.
Singapore had earlier dispatched a medical aid package, comprising medicines, medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) which are constantly in short supply in the affected regions for medical professionals and health workers in the field.
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