Ministry for Foreign Affairs granted additional funding for the fight against Ebola
Development Minister Sirpa Paatero has today signed a pledge of EUR 7.1 million in support for the UN Ebola Trust Fund through which UN agencies, led by WHO, are fighting against the spread of the disease in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
"The Ebola epidemic paralyzes the functioning of entire societies in West Africa. Finland has now significantly increased its input to measures against Ebola. The Finnish Government has a serious attitude concerning the epidemic. The Government monitors the situation closely and is prepared to react quickly if the need for additional funding arises," Development Minister Paatero stressed when signing the funding decision.