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Increasing Pledges To Fight Ebola Not Translating To Aid Implementation

News outlets report pledges to assist in the West African Ebola outbreak are increasing, but aid is slow to be implemented.

Inter Press Service: Despite New Pledges, Aid to Fight Ebola Lagging
“Despite mounting pledges of assistance, the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is outpacing regional and international efforts to stop it, according to world leaders and global health experts…” (Lobe, 9/26).

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Troops Battling Ebola Get Off to Slow Start in Africa
“The American military effort against history’s deadliest Ebola outbreak is taking shape in West Africa, but concerns are mounting that the pace isn’t fast enough to check a virus that is spreading at a terrifying clip…” (Hinshaw/McKay, 9/28).

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