domingo, 21 de setembro de 2014

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $50 million for ebola war

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation yesterday announced that it will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus.

Melinda and Bill Gates holding babies at Mozambique’s Manhica Health Research Center, a beneficiary of a malaria research project grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Photo: Naashon Zalk/Corbis
Melinda and Bill Gates holding babies at Mozambique’s Manhica Health Research Center, a beneficiary of a malaria research project grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Photo: Naashon Zalk/Corbis

“We are working urgently with our partners to identify the most effective ways to help them save lives now and stop transmission of this deadly disease,” said Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Gates Foundation in a released statement.
“We also want to accelerate the development of treatments, vaccines and diagnostics that can help end this epidemic and prevent future outbreaks.”
According to the statement, the foundation will immediately provide “flexible funds” to United Nations agencies and international organisations participating in the response to enable them to scale up emergency operations and acquire the necessary supplies in affected countries.
The foundation will also collaborate with public and private sector partners to accelerate the development of therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics that could be effective in treating patients and preventing further transmission of the ebola virus.
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