Malaysia to donate 20 mn gloves for Ebola affected
They will be distributed among medical workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, BBC reported.
A shortage of protective equipment has been one of the factors in the virus spreading. Health workers in Liberia recently went on strike, demanding more protective equipment.
Malaysia, a leading rubber glove manufacturer producing 60 percent of the world’s supply, will send 11 containers overall, each holding 1.9 million gloves, a statement from Kuala Lumpur said.
“Malaysia can make a unique and vital contribution to the fight against Ebola because we are one of the biggest manufacturers of rubber gloves,” Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement. “We hope this contribution will prevent the spread of Ebola and save lives.”
In a case of world’s worst outbreak, Ebola virus has killed over 2,400 people, including many health workers, this year.