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Western Aid To Nations Ranking Low On Health Index Could Help Prevent Future Disease Outbreaks, Report Says

The Guardian: Ebola-hit Sierra Leone ‘needs western aid to prevent future outbreaks’
“The importance of western aid in helping to build effective health systems in the developing world has been highlighted by a respected international thinktank finding that Sierra Leone, an early source of the Ebola outbreak, was the country least likely to be able to deal with the virus. The West African state has been ranked bottom of a health index compiled by the Legatum Institute, to be published on Monday, examining the governance of public health in 142 countries along with indices such as infant mortality, life expectancy, and health care spending…” (Boffey, 11/1).

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