Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola

Department for International Development written question – answered on 22nd May 2018.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to tackle the spread of Ebola in Mbandaka.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

DFID in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is supporting the Government of DRC and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to tackle the spread of Ebola. The UK is funding a number of interventions including being the second largest contributor to the WHO Contingency Fund for Emergencies which has released $2 million to support response activities for the next three months. In addition, the UK supported the development of vaccines of which 4,000 are now in the DRC with more scheduled to arrive imminently. DFID stands ready to do more if required.

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