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Pandemic Financing Facility Will Help Stem Future Disease Outbreaks, World Bank President Jim Kim Says

The Guardian: Escalation of Ebola crisis could have been avoided, says World Bank president
“The catastrophic Ebola outbreak in West Africa could have been snuffed out as early as the summer of 2014 had sufficient money been available, according to Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank president. … In an interview with the Guardian, Kim said there need never again be such a delay following the launch of a pandemic financing facility, backed by insurance companies, that will ensure million of dollars are instantly released to fight similar disease outbreaks in the future…” (Boseley, 7/18).

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