The federal government has said that Canada is donating $2.5 million worth of the specialized medical gear used to protect health-care workers who are treating Ebola patients in West Africa.
Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the equipment — known as personal protective equipment or PPE — will be given to the World Health Organization to help with the Ebola response.
The gear includes protective surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields and isolation gowns.
As of Aug. 31, there were 3,685 (probable, confirmed and suspected) Ebola cases and 1,841 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization.
See the below infographic for full details on Canada’s gear contribution.
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