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UK gives over £25m to help fight Ebola

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The UK is taking a leading role in responding to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa. Earlier this week, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and UK Department for International Development (DFID) Secretary of State Justine Greening announced that over £25 million of British funding is supporting the global effort to contain this disease. This includes £5 million of new direct funding and around £20 million of UK support through commitments to multilateral institutions and the EU.