Canada to send experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

The Canadian government will begin shipping an experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday.

Canada said on Saturday that the vaccine could possibly be used in the West African countries severely hit by the outbreak, the Associated Press reports.


The government will send shipments to WHO in Geneva, which is the international organization battling the disease that has killed over 4,500 people in West Africa.

Canada will send 800 vials of the experimental vaccine in three different shipments and WHO will consult other health authors from the affected regions to decide how to best distribute the vaccine.

Food deliveries are also being sent to the Sierra Leone to fight Ebola.

The United Nations’ World Food Program started shipping the deliveries on Saturday to 265,000 people, who are quarantined in the Sierra Leone.

A resident of the affected region told the AP that since the outbreak began children have not been receiving proper meals.

The U.S. also said this week it will deploy hundreds of soldiers to help set up clinics, and train health workers. It will also be sending officials from the Centers for Disease Control.