Germany donates additional 4m euros to Ebola fight
London, Oct. 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Germany on Friday committed additional money to the World Health Organization (WHO) and African Union (AU) as part of efforts at fighting Ebola outbreak in Congo, Health Minister, Jens Spahn says.
Spahn said at a meeting with WHO representatives in the eastern Congolese city of Goma that Germany was giving a further four million euros (or 4.4 million dollars) to the global health body.
Germany is already the largest contributor worldwide to the WHO’s Ebola fund, having given 33.6 million euros since 2015.
He said Germany would provide the AU with an additional 1 million euros.
Spahn who was on a trip to the region, said the main challenge was the security situation in eastern Congo, adding that many people could not be reached right now.
In the fight against Ebola, the international community has taken on a new and complex challenge and achieved significant successes. The number of cases has been falling steadily and staying down.
The most important challenge now is the transition from emergency humanitarian assistance to reconstruction and stabilisation in the affected countries