Putin greets KamAZ-Master team - winner of Silk Way RallySport July 22, 15:20
Agreements on East Ghouta zone in Syria signed - Defense MinistryWorld July 22, 14:20
PAK FA offers practically unlimited opportunities to pilot - commanderMilitary & Defense July 22, 11:29
Ukraine's National Broadcasting Board issues fine to Public Radio for 0% Urkainian songsWorld July 22, 5:39
Femen movement activists faces 5 years in jail for trying to frustrate summit meetingWorld July 22, 4:38
Russian Deputy PM dismisses allegations he will arrived in Moldova on warplaneRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 2:46
Russian top diplomat shares his impressions from meeting with US leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 20:31
Lavrov bewildered US special services give no facts of Russia’s meddling in US electionRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 19:46
Putin says USSR collapse had greatest impact on himSociety & Culture July 21, 18:37
GENEVA, January 25. /TASS/. Russia’s contribution to the international effort to fight the deadly Ebola virus is estimated at around $60 million, an international department head of Russia's health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Sunday.
Speaking at the special session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Committee in Geneva, Vyacheslav Smolensky reminded that since August 2014, a Russian mobile laboratory has been operating in the Republic of Guinea.
Russian virologists have been providing both practical and consultative services to local authorities. In November, Russia deployed a 200-bed mobile hospital to Guinea. In mid-January, an infection hospital, sponsored by Russian aluminum giant Rusal, was opened in Kindia, the country’s third largest city.
Experts say that despite the current economic crisis, Russia is among the leading countries for financing the effort to fight against Ebola taking into consideration the GDP per capita and allocated funds.
In particular, Russia’s government has earmarked $4.5 million for the WHO, $3 million for the World Bank, $2 million for the UN Children’s Fund, $1 million for the UN Multi-Donor Trust Fund and $6.6 million for the International Civil Defence Organization (ICDO).
Russia is also participating in the joint effort to create a vaccine against the Ebola virus, which is expected to be ready for mass use in early 2016, the director of the Health Ministry’s department Marina Shevyreva said.