In an effort to help fight the Ebola virus, Malaysia is reportedly going to donate more than 20 million rubber gloves to the areas affected in Africa, according to the BBC.
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With Malaysia producing 60 percent of the world’s supply of rubber gloves as the top rubber glove manufacturer in the world, the Asian country said they believed this was one “unique” way they could help.
“Malaysia can make a unique and vital contribution to the fight against Ebola because we are one of the biggest manufacturers of rubber gloves,” Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement.
“We hope this contribution will prevent the spread of Ebola and save lives,” he added.
The gloves will go to all areas that are currently battling the Ebola virus: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The gloves are a significant offering, given that in countries, such as Liberia, medical workers are on strike because they have not been outfitted with the proper protective gear to handle the virus.
In fact, as previously reported by Face2Face Africa, of the 160 health workers to become infected with Ebola in Liberia, half of them have died.