$50 Million Pledge Against Ebola by Gates Foundation


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday, that it will donate $50 million to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The foundation says the money will be used to enable international aid organizations and national governments “to purchase badly needed supplies and scale up emergency operations in affected countries.”

It will also “work with public and private sector partners to accelerate the development of therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics that could be effective in treating patients and preventing further transmission of the disease.”

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