India has also contributed $2 million for buying protective gear for those on the frontline of the fight against Ebola, which is devastating three West African nations - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) has received $500,000 from India for its anti-Ebola campaign.
With the $10 million pledge, Modi was the first government head to announce a substantial contribution when the MPTF was set up in September. This set the ball rolling with pledges from other countries flowing in. Currently, India is the third largest contributor to the MPTF. As of Monday, according to the WHO, Ebola has stricken 17,800 people and 6,331 have died from the disease.