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Additional Funding Needed To Reach Zero Ebola Cases In West Africa, WHO Official Says

Reuters: Ebola set to persist in 2015, but funds for aid are lacking: WHO
“The Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone is expected to take all of 2015 to stamp out and may persist even longer because of dwindling financing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday…” (Nebehay, 5/26).

VOA News: Money Shortage Threatens Ebola Battle, WHO Says
“…[Bruce Aylward, WHO assistant director-general for emergencies,] said many challenges lie ahead, including the rainy season, during which it will be extremely difficult to move people and supplies around, fly helicopters to remote areas, and ensure water is not leaking into treatment centers. … Another, perhaps bigger challenge, Aylward said, is lack of money…” (Schlein, 5/26).

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