PHL government signs P90-million donation agreement to UN’s Ebola Response

“This is but one way for us to give back to the international community for the outpouring of support in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario said during the signing of Standard Administrative Arrangement between the Republic of the Philippines and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the management of the Philippines’ contribution to the Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF).

Philippine government is contributing PhP90-million to help assist in the ongoing Ebola outbreak response efforts, as well as in initiatives for the prevention of future outbreaks.

Del Rosario added that this gesture is also “part of our commitment to protect and promote the welfare of Filipinos overseas.”

Ebola Response MPTF was launched by the UN Secretary General as a common financing mechanism to ensure the coherent response of the UN System and rapid and transparent mobilization of funding from all stakeholders, the DFA said.