Press Release Regarding Turkey’s Support For The Efforts In The Fight Against The Ebola Virus Epidemic , 28.01.2015
No: 35, 28 January 2015
Turkey will provide medical
supplies to the friendly countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, which
have been directly affected by the Ebola virus epidemic that broke out in West
Africa in April 2014, with the aim of extending support to their dedicated
efforts conducted with the contributions of the international community in
fighting the epidemic that has transformed into a global humanitarian crisis
due to its socio-economic impacts.
As a result of the meticulous work carried out by the Prime Ministry
Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) and the Ministry of Health
of the Republic of Turkey on the current lists of medical supplies required in
the fight against the Ebola virus epidemic, assistance with a total
value of 2.5 million Turkish Lira (TL) will be provided for the three
countries. The first batch of supplies will be delivered to Conakry, the capital
of Guinea on 28 January 2015. Subsequent
deliveries will be made to Sierra Leone and Liberia on 30 January 2015.
Turkey will maintain
its support for the efforts in the fight against the Ebola virus epidemic,
initiated bilaterally by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA)
and sustained through these deliveries, in multilateral platforms, primarily in the United Nations,
World Health Organization and the African Union, and also at the bilateral level.