Saudi King Abdullah Donates $35M to Help Fight Ebola in West Africa
December 11, 2014
(Washington, DC) – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz donated $35 million to help fight Ebola in West Africa.
This was announced by President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali. The donation will be implemented by the IDB.
Dr. Ali said that the donation includes providing thermal sensors and medical examination equipment to schools, airports, railway stations and bus stations to diagnose the disease, ensuring early treatment, thereby preventing further transmission of the disease.
The donation will also be used for establishing medical testing centers in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Mali.
“King Abdullah believes that, together, humankind inhabits a small planet and the plight of those in need affects us all. It is our mutual responsibility as citizens of the world to help those who are suffering,” said Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.