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Microsoft co-founder gives $100m to Ebola

27 October 2014, 08:23

Seattle - Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said on Thursday he would increase his total donations to organisations tackling Ebola to more than $100m, making him one of the biggest personal donors in the fight against the virus.

The Seattle man, who co-founded what became the world's biggest software company with Bill Gates in 1975, had already donated $9m to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fight Ebola in September.

In a statement released on Thursday, Allen said he was committed to giving "at least $100m" to the cause through various channels.

That includes funding medical evacuation containment units for medics who become infected, to be used by the US State Department, and funding the University of Massachusetts Medical School to train medics and provide supplies for relief efforts in Liberia.

"The Ebola virus is unlike any health crisis we have ever experienced and needs a response unlike anything we have ever seen," Allen said in his statement.

- Reuters


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