Letter to Wales Online about the Ebola crisis

November 24, 2014 1:50 PM



Dear Editor,

I'm very pleased that research projects managed by Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance, based in Cardiff, have been announced to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

This is the largest Ebola outbreak we have ever seen and it's clear we must act fast to tackle the disease before it spreads around the world. I'm proud that the UK is at the forefront of the international fight against Ebola.

The Coalition Government has so far committed £230 million, which is helping to fund 200 new community care centres and 3 UK Ebola Laboratories in Sierra Leone. We are also helping to fund clinical trials in the UK to find a safe vaccine for Ebola and in the European Parliament Lib Dems have called for significant EU funding to support this.

The Ebola epidemic shows how important international aid is and the positive role Britain can play around the globe. In Government the Lib Dems have guaranteed 0.7% of our national income is spent on the world's poorest and we are committed to ensuring that future governments do the same in order help stop the spread of deadly diseases around the world.

Yours sincerely,

Jenny Willott MP

Liberal Democrat

Cardiff Central

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