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Concern Over Ebola In Sierra Leone Hides Ongoing MCNH Issues

USA TODAY: Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone masks other health woes
“Although one of this country’s poorest districts has been Ebola-free for six weeks, the deadly virus continues to mask or hamper other health issues for pregnant women and newborns here. … Ebola’s death toll in Sierra Leone, about 3,800, is dwarfed by the 39,000 children under age five who die each year, often of preventable causes like pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria, according to the World Health Organization…” (Hongoltz-Hetling, 4/9).

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