World Bank announces $200m in assistance for Ebola

Washington - The World Bank on Monday announced up to $200m in emergency assistance to help Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

The funding will also help the countries improve their public health systems and cope with the economic impact of the crisis, the Washington-based lender said in a statement.

The worst ever outbreak of the virus has stretched the countries' resources and health systems.

Guinea's economic growth could fall a full percentage point to 3.5% due to the epidemic, according to the World Bank and IMF's initial assessment.

Nhlapo Phoka Ngoana Mosotho 2014-08-05 12:20:05 PM
Deadly virus. Something need to be done to stop this.
Kallie Karnallie 2014-08-05 12:21:19 PM
Now check how fast this money disappears into the bottomless pit that is Africa.
Proudly Viljoon 2014-08-05 01:09:20 PM
why dont South Africa sends Zuma, Malema and Hellen Zille as voluteers. to help those hit by ebola maybe they will do a good job there since they fail in SA.
Bento Maepa 2014-08-05 01:36:19 PM
Thank you World Bank. May God put a horrible curse on those (their families included) who would so much as steal a cent of that money.
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-05 03:23:22 PM
WHAT INTEREST DOES THIS 200MILLION DOLLARS HAVE? ??? WHAT IS THE CATCH???? NOBODY GIVES SUCH AMOUNTS AWAY ESPECIALLY NOT AMERICANS WITHOUT ANY SORT OF INTERESTS IN MINERALS /OIL/ ETC
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-05 03:26:24 PM
GOOD IDEA THEY NEED SOME BONDING TIME TOGETHER