Germany pledges additional $4m to World Health Organization(WHO) in fight against Ebola

On Friday, October 4, Germany committed additional money to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and African Union (AU) as part of efforts at combating Ebola outbreak in Congo according to German Health Minister, Jens Spahn.

At a meeting with representatives of the WHO in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, Spahn said that Germany was giving an additional €4million or $4.4million to the world health body.

Since the outbreak of the Ebola crisis in 2015, Germany, which has been the largest contributor in the world, has given a whopping €33.6million from its coffers.

While he was on a trip to the region, Spahn said “the main challenge was the security situation in eastern Congo, adding that many people could not be reached right now.“

He also said Germany would provide the AU with an additional €1million.

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