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Local Frontline HCWs Working To Stem Sierra Leone’s Ebola Epidemic Remain Underpaid, Newsweek Reports

Newsweek: Frontline health workers were sidelined in $3.3bn fight against Ebola
“…Hundreds, if not thousands, of nurses and other frontline staff fighting Ebola have been underpaid throughout the outbreak — and many remain so today. … The problems appear to be twofold: first, Sierra Leone’s national health system has been so underfunded for so long, that it was a monumental challenge to document all of the country’s care workers and set up payment distribution channels to them. Second, it turns out that relatively little money was set aside for local frontline staff within Sierra Leone’s health system in the first place…” (Maxmen, 5/19).

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