In order to help the West African countries affected by the outbreak of the Ebola virus, the European Union (EU) will allocate 140 million euros, the European Commission (EC) said this Friday in a statement.
The governments of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria will be the beneficiaries of the financial support by the EU in its fight against the deadly virus.
38 million euros of the total financial assistance will be used to help these countries to improve their health services, strengthening medical care centers and treatment and support for health workers, both during the Ebola outbreak and in the recovery .
Additional EUR 5 million will be granted for the provision of mobile laboratories for virus detection and training of health workers, and 97.5 million will be spent to support the budgets of Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The EU will also provide support in the areas of food security, water and sanitation, which are essential to safeguard the health of the population.