The Vatican announced on Wednesday it will allocate EUR 3 million ($ 3,546,000) to combat Ebola in West Africa and urged the private and public agents to also increase funding aimed at combating this disease.
The Holy See reported that “funds will be available to the agencies supported by the Catholic Church to improve the assistance offered by health institutions, community initiatives and pastoral care of patients and medical personnel” in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
In addition, the Vatican urged other “benefactors, public or private, to help raise funds” to aid this people “who suffer a lot in these regions affected by the disease.”
The money, that will sent by the Holy See, will be used, among other things, for “the acquisition of medical supplies considered of basic necessity, transportation of patients and renovation of structures.”
Part of the money will be distributed to certain areas to “develop and promote strategies to stop the spread of Ebola” and “help families affected by the virus and orphan children.”