China has donated a batch of materials to Mali in a bid to fight Ebola disease, official sources said in Bamako on Tuesday.
The materials, worth 420 million CFA, comprise 17,000 protection kits, 17,000 dish-clothes, 17,000 pairs of latex gloves for single use and 17,000 pairs of shoe-covers.
Other materials are 17,000 units of protective glasses, 200 units of sprayers, 200 units of infrared thermometers, five body temperature detectors and 3,000 mortuary bags.
Malian Health Minister Ousmane Koné said the materials would help health agents who work in the front-line to protect themselves against the disease for a better response.
“Mali will make good use of the materials made available by China’’, he added.