India, UN pact for fight against Ebola

India has affirmed its contributions to the international fight against the Ebola outbreak by signing an agreement with the UN that would, among other things, facilitate the transfer of $10 million to the Ebola Response Multi Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) for the UN efforts against the disease.

India has also contributed $2 million for buying protective gear for those on the frontline of the fight against Ebola, which is devastating three West African nations—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) has received $500,000 from India for its anti-Ebola campaign.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first government head to announce a substantial contribution when the MPTF was set up in September 2014.

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