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Korea Proffers $10m for Ethiopia, Africa

August 8 , 2020

Korea has given 10 million dollars to support the fight against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Ethiopia and other African countries. Ethiopia will receive half of the funding, and the rest will go toward the Africa Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (Africa CDC), a public health agency of the African Union. The support, under the COVID-19 Comprehensive Emergency Response Programme, will be used for the procurement of medical supplies like personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health workers. It is also intended for capacity building training for the health workforce responding to COVID-19 in cooperation with the World Health Organisation (WHO). Supporting internally-displaced people through sanitation infrastructure in tandem with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is another element of the support. It also aims to build a stronger public-private partnership through the repurposing of small and medium enterprises to improve the domestically produced PPE supply. Africa CDC will use its funds to build up its response capacity for COVID-19 for the whole continent.


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