The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated $50 million to aid the fight against the killer disease in West Africa-EBOLA. The foundation stated that it will release the funds to UN agencies and international organisations directly involved in the outbreak in order to speed up and support emergency efforts in the affected areas.
The foundation also pledged to collaborate with the public and private sectors to help in the development of therapies and Vaccines to tackle the deadly virus. The Chief Executive of the foundation-Sue Desmond-Hellmann- while addressing the media said that;
“We are working urgently with our partners to identify the most effective ways to help them save lives now and stop transmission of this deadly disease. We also want to accelerate the development of treatments, vaccines and diagnostics that can help end this epidemic and prevent future outbreaks.”
More than 2,200 people have died in the outbreak from more than 4,200 infections in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. Our people are dying each and every day and we appreciate all the support from other countries. If there’s a cure for these disease, why not help out the people of Africa?
The Precious book of life clearly state that it’s better to give than to receive and that’s why some organisations, foundations experience tremendous growth. A wise man once said that if you help out someone you are doing it to yourself and all that you do will definitely bear a great harvest. By helping a country/people you change their lives completely. That is why, in this world we will never be equal and the reason is so that we can build a very noble character of helping out the people in need.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will experience extraordinary growth and recognition specifically in West Africa and also in Africa.