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04 Dec 2014 description

Brazil's government has recently provided more than $9.76 million to help efforts against Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the three West African countries most impacted by the disease. The donation was allocated to multiple UN divisions.

Half the amount was given to the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide care to infected populations and support prevention efforts. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will receive $2.54 million for basic services including healthcare. The World Food Programme has received $1.76 million to provide food.

29 Aug 2014 description

Aline Leal reports from Agência Brasil

In response to the request for international cooperation made by the World Health Organization, Brazil's Health Ministry sent on Wednesday (Aug 27) five supply kits to Sierra Leone in an attempt to bring the ebola epidemic under control. A single kit can keep 500 people served for three months.

Products total 48 items weighing 1.2 tons altogether, and include 30 types of medication, among which antibiotics and anti-inflammatories, as well as 18 first-aid tools, like gloves and masks.