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Brazil ships supply kits to Sierra Leone as help against ebola epidemic

Five more kits are expected to be sent to Liberia

Publicado em 28/08/2014 - 11:44

Por Aline Leal reports from Agência Brasil Brasília

In response to the request for international cooperation made by the World Health Organization, Brazil's Health Ministry sent on Wednesday (Aug 27) five supply kits to Sierra Leone in an attempt to bring the ebola epidemic under control. A single kit can keep 500 people served for three months.

Products total 48 items weighing 1.2 tons altogether, and include 30 types of medication,  among which antibiotics and anti-inflammatories, as well as 18 first-aid tools, like gloves and masks.

The Brazilian government started offering aid to countries facing an ebola outbreak in June, with the donation of four kits to Guinea. Five more kits are expected to be shipped to Liberia.


Translated by Fabrício Ferreira


Fonte: Brazil ships supply kits to Sierra Leone as help against ebola epidemic
Edição: ebola, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia

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