Oct 23, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Paul Allen is kicking-in at least $100 million – to the fight against Ebola.
The Microsoft co-founder says – the initiatives he’s supporting include the development of two Medevac containment units – that the U.S. State Department can use to safely evacuate health workers who become infected.
The technology billionaire says he’s working with the World Health Organization to increase its capacity for handling the transport of international aid workers.
Funds will also go to the University of Massachusetts Medical School – to help provide decontamination and lab equipment to Liberian hospitals.
Allen’s foundation previously pledged $26.5 million and he’s urging people to contribute to the cause.