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U.N.’s Ban Plans Visit To West Africa; Unlikely Agency Will Meet Year-End Ebola Targets

Agence France-Presse: U.N. chief to travel to Ebola-hit countries: U.N. sources
“U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa this week to raise awareness about the health crisis, U.N. officials said Tuesday…” (12/17).

New York Times: U.N. Secretary General to Visit Ebola-Plagued Nations
“…The trip, which is to begin later this week, seems designed to send a message of solidarity with the three affected countries: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. … United Nations officials insist that they are making progress in containing the disease: Its growth has slowed in some places. Even so, they admit they are unlikely to meet their year-end goal of treating all patients and safely burying all the dead…” (Sengupta, 12/16).