AfDB approves $1 million grant to help Uganda fight Ebola

The African Development Bank (AfDB) yesterday released a $1 million grant to Uganda to help tackle an outbreak of the Ebola virus.

According to AfDB, the grant to support Uganda’s National Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response Plan, was approved in January with funds having been disbursed through the World Health Organization WHO, which is the implementing agency.

The Government of Uganda had requested that the African Development Bank supports the country’s efforts in containing the Ebola scourge that has so far killed three people in the country.

The funds are projected be used for the management of suspected and confirmed EVD cases in Uganda, including the procurement and distribution of medical supplies and care of people affected by Ebola.

According to AfDB, the grant will also be used to strengthen readiness and capacity at the national level and in high-risk districts, including training and emergency support.


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