As the Ebola continues to ravage the Mano River Union countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, China on Friday announced a further 200 million Yuan ($32.54 m) package of humanitarian aid to African countries and international organizations to help control Ebola.
Ministry of Commerce said in a statement that the aid will include food, supplies for disease control, emergency treatment facilities, and capital support to end the virus.
China will also promote long-term medical cooperation with African countries hardest hit, to help them raise their disease control and response abilities and improve public health systems.
This will be the third assistance from China after they provided $162,000 Ebola supplies to the three countries each and about three weeks ago, they again provided $1.6m each to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. This Ebola supplies were flown in to the three countries with a special flight as Sierra Leone was finding it very hard to get Ebola PPE supplies.
As of Saturday, 4,269 cases, resulting in 2,288 deaths, had been reported in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization.
China offered humanitarian aid of 30 million yuan last month.
By Austin Thomas
Monday September 15, 2014