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$2M Grant to Cape Verde & Guinea Bissau to Fight Zika Outbreak

As the Zika epidemic continues to spread, lessons learned by the African Development Bank (AfDB) from the Ebola outbreak point to the need for the Bank to respond in a timely and focused manner. On September 8, 2016, AfDB approved two grants of US $1 million each, to Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau as emergency assistance to support the implementation of National Preparedness and Response Plans to fight the Zika virus outbreak in the two countries. Read more. More about the AfDB in this BRIEFING.

Adult Aedes aegypti mosquito, a vector or carrier of the Zika virus