Copyright: Israel Mission to the UN, New York
(Communicated by the Permanent Mission of Israel to the UN, New York)
On December 17, 2014, Ambassador Ron Prosor signed the Ebola Response Trust Fund on behalf of the State of Israel, pledging an additional $8.75 million.
Of this sum, half a million dollars are earmarked for UNICEF, another half million for WHO, and $600,000 for the Israeli-run medical clinics.
Israel has already sent fully equipped emergency medical clinics to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and deployed public health and infectious diseases experts to Cameroon and the Ivory Coast to to train local health professionals to treat the virus.
Amb. Prosor: “Global cooperation is more than a moral obligation to provide assistance to people in need - it is an investment in the long-term prosperity of all people. This idea is central to the Jewish value of 'Tikkun Olam', the obligation of every person to make the world a better place.”