EU Helps Fight Disease Outbreaks in Poor Nations

A Medecins Sans Frontieres volunteer treats a Zimbabwean child for cholera. The European Commission is providing 10 million euros (USD13 million) to prevent and respond to outbreaks of diseases with an epidemic potential such as cholera. Photo by: MSF

The European Commission has allocated 10 million euros (USD13 million) to help contain epidemics in the developing world.

Some 3.6 million people living in areas at high risk of epidemics will benefit from the funding. The initiative will focus on prevention and response to diseases with an epidemic potential such as meningitis, measles, cholera, yellow fever and dengue.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.