Since August 2017, the island has been battling the epidemic of the airborne pneumonic plague but cases have risen by 8% in the past week alone.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the “unusually severe” outbreak has now killed 143 people and infected nearly 2,000.
“We expect all packages to be delivered to the International Red Cross in Madagascar in the next few days,” Ayellet Black, Deputy Israeli Ambassador to South Africa, told the African News Agency.
“The delivery of different medical equipment such as gloves to carry out medical procedures is being coordinated between Israel’s Honorary Consul in Madagascar, Benjamin Memmi, and Madagascar’s bureau for natural disasters,” said Black.
“Israel has a long-standing tradition of offering humanitarian assistance and coordinating relief to alleviate disease, hunger and poverty,” added the Israeli envoy. “We have experience in helping countries going through natural and man-made disasters and will always provide assistance to help …
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