Bolivia contributes one million
dollars to the fight against Ebola
In the context of the global fight against Ebola,
Bolivian President Evo Morales announced today that
his country will contribute one million to the UN to
combat the epidemic, reported Telesur.
“This is a symbolic contribution, but one which is
very important, and with it we wish to prevent the
spread of the epidemic to Europe, Latin America and
other nations,” stated Morales during a press
conference in La Paz.
According to Telesur, the Bolivian President
reported that necessary measures have been
implemented in order to prevent the illness from
reaching the country.
“Epidemiological vigilance is increasing, drills are
being conducted and personnel prepared,” he added.
In addition, he emphasized that there are three
teams equipped to prevent Ebola in La Paz,
Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.
Bolivia’s contribution will add to the five million
dollars donated by Venezuela, to whom Evo sent a
message of greetings: “I send my greetings, respect,
and admiration to the Venezuelan government, for
their contribution of five million dollars to
control Ebola,” he expressed.
Similarly, the Bolivian President highlighted a
meeting he held with UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki
Moon, in which “we discussed Ebola, and he said he
was impressed by Cuba and Venezuela’s participation
in this struggle.”
The donation was made following the Extraordinary
ALBA-TCP Summit on Ebola - to coordinate actions to
stop the spread of the epidemic, held October 20, in