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U.N. Declares Mali Ebola-Free, Commends Liberia For Fewer Cases, Calls On Nations To Fulfill Pledges

Agence France-Presse: Mali government, U.N. declare country Ebola-free
“The Malian government and the United Nations on Sunday declared the country free of Ebola after 42 days without any new cases of the deadly virus…” (1/18).

The Guardian: U.N. Ebola chief calls for final funding push to defeat virus in West Africa
“Half a billion dollars of aid pledged to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa still hasn’t been paid, according to the U.N.’s response coordinator. Dr. David Nabarro, in London and on his way to Davos to discuss progress against Ebola and future plans, said about two-thirds of the promised $1.5bn had been paid so far…” (Boseley, 1/20).

U.N. News Centre: No new Ebola cases reported in most of Liberia counties over past week — U.N.
“The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) today welcomed encouraging statistics recently released by Liberia’s Minister of health and Social Welfare that reported that 12 of the country’s 15 counties have had no new cases within the past seven days…” (1/19).

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