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Ebola Affecting Development Goals In Sierra Leone; U.S. Ambassador Says More Coordination Needed In Response

News outlets report on Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Inter Press Service: Ebola Outbreak Affects Key Development Areas in Sierra Leone
“The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has badly affected the West African country’s move towards meeting key development goals. Agriculture, which is the mainstay of the economy, has been the worst hit as many farmers have succumbed to the disease and many more have abandoned their farmlands in fear of contracting the virus…” (Fofana, 11/17).

Washington Post: Ambassador John Hoover: Ebola a challenge for U.S. diplomatic team in Sierra Leone
“…He sees progress in that battle in the eastern part of Sierra Leone, but the epidemic is flaring in the western part of the country. … Hoover noted that the response to the epidemic in Sierra Leone poses a management challenge, and he sees a need to ‘sharpen coordination’…” (Achenbach, 11/16).

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