AU pledges $1 million to stop Ebola
The African Union has pledged $1 million to support global efforts to stop the spread of Ebola.
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- Patrick Sawyer
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- Lindelwa Dunjwa
- Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir
JOHANNESBURG - The African Union (AU) has pledged $1million to support global efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa.
The AU held a special conference in Ethiopia to discuss the outbreak.
At the same time the South African government has again emphasised that there are no cases of Ebola in the country.
Chairperson of the portfolio committee on health Lindelwa Dunjwa says the country is equipped to deal with the epidemic if need be.
"The minister has already identified hospitals in every province which will be given equipment and be informed and trained."
Meanwhile, a member of the West African regional body Ecowas has become the third person in Nigeria to die of Ebola fever, Ecowas said on Wednesday.
Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir (36) a protocol assistant, was travelling to an Ecowas function with Liberian Patrick Sawyer, the man who brought Ebola to Nigeria last month.
Abdulqudir had been under quarantine. The country has reported eight cases of Ebola since Sawyer arrived on 20 July.