US$100mil Ebola pledge from Microsoft co-founder Allen


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  • Friday, 24 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON: Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen said Thursday he was boosting his donations to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to US$100mil (RM328.16mil). 

Allen, who has made earlier donations to the health effort, said his latest pledge would include funding the development and manufacture of two medevac containment units to allow the US State Department to evacuate medical professionals from hard-hit West Africa. 

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