U.N., NGO, Multilateral Groups Urge Continued Support For West African Nations Hit Hard By Ebola

CIDRAP News: Multilateral groups to address Ebola economic recovery
“With leaders of West African leaders from Ebola-hit nations in Washington, D.C., this week for high-level talks on outbreak recovery, President Barack Obama [Wednesday] urged international partners to stay committed to the fight against the disease and to stand ready to help the nations and their economies recover. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group meetings begin [Friday] and run through Apr 19, with Ebola recovery on the agenda…” (Schnirring, 4/16).

Inter Press Service: 1.7 Billion Dollars Needed to Improve Ebola-hit Countries’ Health Care, Says Oxfam
“The international humanitarian charity Oxfam is calling on the World Bank and major donors to raise 1.7 billion dollars to improve poor health systems in Ebola-affected countries and strengthen community networks for preventing another epidemic…” (Ieri, 4/16).

U.N. News Centre: ‘Dramatic’ progress in fighting Ebola must be followed by long-term recovery efforts
“Intense efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in the three most-affected West African countries will continue, the United Nations health chief said in Washington, D.C., [Thursday], adding that the international community is also looking for ways to build on dramatic recent progress by aiding with efforts aimed at recovery from the outbreak…” (4/16).