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Australia To Staff Ebola Clinic In Sierra Leone

News outlets report on Australia’s announcement that it would staff an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone amid pressure from donors to do more in its efforts to fight the disease in West Africa.

Associated Press: Australia to staff Ebola hospital in Sierra Leone
“Australia’s prime minister said Wednesday that his government expects to staff a British-built Ebola hospital in Sierra Leone by the end of the month after reaching a deal with Britain on treating Australian health workers who might become infected with the deadly disease…” (11/5).

BBC News: Australia to contract private medical firm to fight Ebola
“Australia is contracting a private company to staff and operate an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, Prime Minister Tony Abbot has said…” (11/5).

Reuters: Australia bows to pressure to step up Ebola fight in Africa
“Australia will fund an Ebola treatment clinic in Sierra Leone, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, responding to pressure from the United States and others to do more to tackle the deadly outbreak at its West African source…” (Feast, 11/5).

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