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China offers new aid for combating Ebola

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-09-12 20:46

BEIJING -- China on Friday announced a further 200 million yuan ($32.54 million) package of humanitarian aid to African countries and international organizations to help control Ebola.

The aid will include food, supplies for disease control, emergency treatment facilities, and capital support, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement.

China will also promote long-term medical cooperation with African countries, to help them raise their disease control and response abilities and improve public health systems.

As of Saturday, 4,269 cases, resulting in 2,288 deaths, had been reported in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization.

China offered humanitarian aid of 30 million yuan last month.

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